Parenting While Living Apart
Help for Divorced Families
It is no secret that parenting can be more difficult when the parents live apart. Some families need help making the transition to life after a divorce. That’s why we offer parenting coordination services.
Larry Swall of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A., is committed to helping families find new ways to function. Our family lawyers will work with you to provide guidance, make the parenting process easier and make parenting more effective. Call our Liberty, Missouri, office at 866-554-4664 to discuss how we can help you.
Parenting Coordination for High-Conflict Families
Parenting coordination is for couples who are struggling with parenting after separation or divorce. The role of the parent coordinator is to facilitate and arbitrate everyday family conflicts and to teach people better ways to resolve these conflicts. Attorney Larry Swall is one of the few trained parenting coordinators for families in Missouri.
A parenting coordinator’s role is to help you make the child custody and parenting plan developed by the court work for your family. The coordinator works with you and your former partner to resolve conflicts when there are disagreements about how the parenting plan should be implemented.
Parenting coordination involves both facilitation and arbitration. If parents cannot reach agreement about an issue, the coordinator then has the authority to make minor decisions for them. Minor changes to a parenting plan can be made through the parent coordination process; major decisions must go back to family court.
Rebuilding the Relationship With Your Family
If you are a divorced parent or involved in a custody dispute, it is important that you develop a new way of parenting with your former spouse in order to be an “effective” parent. Through your children, you will be connected for the rest of your lives. Parenting coordination can help you get back to being the parent you want to be.