Parenting Coordination (PC): a child-focused process in which a trained and experienced mental health or legal professional called a “parenting coordinator” assists high-conflict parents to carry out their parenting plan. With prior approval of the parties and the court, the parenting coordinator may make decisions within the scope of the court order or appointment contract. The purpose of Parent Coordination is to help parents resolve conflicts regarding their children in a timely manner and try to promote safe, healthy, and meaningful parent-child relationships.(Definition in the NYS Courts report on Alternative Dispute Resolution http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/adr/What_Is_ADR.shtml)
Stated in other language, parenting coordination is for those parents who have difficulty implementing their parenting plans because of the ongoing conflict between them. The goal of parenting coordination is to reduce conflict and chronic litigation and assist parents in responsible planning and decision making to promote the well being of their children.