A "Parenting Coordinator" assists high-conflict parents in resolving disputes that arise in the parents' efforts to jointly parent their children after a divorce. The Parenting Coordinator simultaneously educates the parents to minimize the degree and frequency of future conflict. While Parenting Coordination is not mediation or arbitration, it is also not counseling. Instead, Parenting Coordination is a "legal-psychological hybrid."
Montiel, Joi T.
"Is Parenting Authority a Usurpation of Judicial Authority? Harmonizing Authority for, Benefits of, and Limitations on this Legal-Psychological Hybrid,"
Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy:
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://trace.tennessee.edu/tjlp/vol7/iss2/5