How To Make Parent Time Decisions

Question

I heard a term… a person assigned in advance to take parent time disputes to and they make the decisions….. I want to say it’s a troubadour. It’s not a therapist or a mediator, or a GAL, just a therapist type person the parents consult that charges like $70 or whatever ridiculous fee that has the final say. whatever it is are there reasons not to ask for one in a high conflict situations? My ex sounds like he thinks he can resolve the supervised parent time because I feel I had good reason not to sign a contract with the one supervisor. is this something I should ask for?

Answer

No. If you involve a third party decision maker, you should get legal advice. You may find that a coordinator complicates the issue. The parents should never use the parent time coordinator to make decisions. Reserve decisions for the court. Supervised visitation is put in place by the court to protect the children. It is highly unlikely that supervision orders would be set aside on a technicality. However, you should follow the court orders regarding supervisors. If there is an issue with a supervisor, speak with an attorney about how you should handle the situation. For further information on third party decision makers, click on the link “Special Masters” below.

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