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Parent Coordination 101

The role of a parent coordinator is to assist co-parents in resolving disputes and making decisions related to their children, particularly in the context of a divorce or separation. Precisely what your parent coordinator does for you can vary depending on your jurisdiction and the terms of the court order or agreement calling for their participation in your parenting agreement. 

A few considerations, though: first, if you have an agreement between co-parents in place, and you’re communicating clearly with one another, you most likely won’t have to think about someone else involved in your parenting efforts. Second, naturally, the role of the coordinator might vary widely depending on where you live. We’re talking about Florida today, and we hope we can give you some questions to ask your attorney in your process. 

If you’re struggling with co-parenting, the parent coordinator could be a massive help in facilitating communication, helping execute your parenting plan, resolving disputes, and making recommendations on working together. At the core, when parents are struggling to work together, the parent coordinator works on behalf of the kids. 

As a bonus, a listener writes in with a question — and rumors of legal horror stories — about new pregnancies during divorce!

Links & Notes

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.