parent facilitator / parent coordinator
Parenting coordination and parenting facilitation are specialized mediation services offered to divorced and divorcing parents who need assistance in child-centered dispute resolution, co-parenting, and custody issues. Both services for these high conflict families can be court-ordered ordered or elected by parents.
When parents have intense and prolonged conflict, not only does it impair their ability to deal with each other, it distorts their ability to deal effectively with their children. This is very costly to the family in terms of money spent in litigation, emotional distress, and ineffective parenting. Parenting coordination and facilitation helps the parents and their child(ren) move forward to healthier and more satisfying decisions.