EXCERPT from KAT ATTACK by Katherine Umberger  in VIVAcini! 02 November 2012

Kat Attack,
I have a court appointed parent coordinator to help with
child custody. The problem is that the coordinator is “triangulating”
between my daughter’s father and myself
allowing exceptions for him but not for me. What can I do?
“Custody Nightmare”

Dear “Custody Nightmare”
Sounds like you are in a very tough situation. I
am making an assumption that since you have to
rely on a parent coordinator that you and your
child’s father are not able to co-operate/collaborate
without mediation—which makes it very hard to
be able to make decisions together in the best interest
of your child.
Ultimately a parent coordinator works for the
court that appointed them and not the parents assigned
to meet with them. They are meant to be
a mediator between the two parents in the best
interest of the child. If this person in a position of
authority is allowing one-sided conversations to
occur—not keeping both parents involved at all
times, then they are not doing their job.

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