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Parenting Coordinator

A PC can help implement a parenting Agreement that has been set out in a Separation Agreement, a Court Order or a Family Arbitration Award.

PC’s can assist when there is a Separation Agreement, a Court Order or a Family Arbitration Award in place. To reiterate, when Parties are having problems implementing a parenting Agreement that has been set out in a Separation Agreement, a Court Order or a Family Arbitration Award, a PC may be used to assist the Parties.

The PC process involves using both mediation and arbitration to help parents implement the terms of their parenting plan without having to go back to Court every time there is a disagreement. The Parties enter into a contract whereby they agree to use the services of the parenting coordinator to assist with specific parenting issues, such as:

  • Parenting schedule
  • Daily routines
  • Sharing of holidays and summer vacations
  • Childcare/babysitting
  • Pick-up and Drop-off arrangements for the children
  • Education, e.g. school choice, tutoring, special needs issues
  • Medical, dental and other health care related issues
  • Extracurricular activities and special events (cost, scheduling, pick ups & drop offs etc.)

If an agreement is not reached during mediation, the PC is authorized to arbitrate any issue which the Parties agreed to give them power to arbitrate and make a final decision. The PC’S authority is limited to working within the terms of the existing Agreement, Order or Arbitration Award. The PC may help put forward mechanisms to give effect to the intent of the existing agreement/order/award. The decision is a final award under the Arbitration Act and as such is enforceable. Courts also respect the final award made by the PC.

We offer Parenting Coordination services.

WORTHY OF NOTE

The Law Society of Ontario
FDRIO
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Caledon Parent-Child Centre
PeelMedArb
Volunteer MBC
Ontario Association for Family Mediation
Collaborative Law Practice
Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Service's Project