by Aaron Robb, Ph.D.
Research shows that post-divorce parental conflict is the strongest predictor of maladjustment in children. For parents who continue to experience anger, distrust, or other difficulties in communicating about and cooperating in the care of their children, a parenting coordinator or parenting facilitator may help minimize the children’s exposure to harmful parental conflict. The goal of the parenting coordination or parenting facilitation process is to help parents build a healthy, businesslike relationship with each other. Dr. Aaron Robb addresses how both parenting coordination and parenting facilitation can be useful in resolving family law disputes; and encourage attorneys to consider whether one of these ADR services, or even old-fashioned family counseling, will most efficiently achieve your clients’ goals.