Category Archives: Parenting Plans

The (Unique) Perils of The PC Process

The parenting coordination process is a difficult one for both clients and PCs. Invariably there is one parent who is more committed; or is driving the process. In addition, once the arbitration phase of the process has been utilized, the losing parent usually disengages altogether. Throw in the fact that many parents have not been fully educated on the process …
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Children’s Interviews in the Parenting Coordination Process

Though parents are ultimately the decision makers, and the children do not have the same decision-making authority, parents’ decisions can be informed by the children’s wishes. originally posted July 2015 Interviewing children in the parenting coordination process is often a great way of gaining information. This can be invaluable when working with parents that present with very different opinions as …
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Recognizing Moments of Successful Co-parenting

Providing hope and a realistic vision is as important as developing a roadmap for parents that they can follow towards achieving their final destination. originally published August 15 2015 Like any intervention Parenting Coordination ultimately seeks to create change. In this case it is change in the toxic co-parental dynamic. As such, the end goal of the Parenting Coordination process is …
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Cohabitating After Separation and Nesting: Considerations for High Conflict Co-Parents

Deciding to separate is just the first of many difficult decisions facing co-parents. Once it is evident that the relationship is over, questions about the future and the family begin to present themselves, and they present themselves fast and furious. Questions such as -where will the children live? Where will I live? Who if anyone is staying in the home? …
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New Child Support Calculation Service

A new service for determining and adjusting child support for cooperative parents has been set up by the Ontario government. Under the new service, which launched April 4, either parent may apply online to use the service. The goal is to give parents who can cooperate with each other  an accessible and affordable way to establish and adjust child support …
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Guest Post: Kids, Divorce and School Success: Keeping the Communication Open

As we all know, the stress of divorce can affect a child’s academic performance as well as all other areas of school-life success. However, parents who have been divorced for some time, as well as a variety of experts and educators, say that with good communication, effective organization and shared awareness of their child’s needs, parents can smooth the path …
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What is child support mediation?

What one student learned at our child support workshop…

A Parenting Schedule that “makes sense”.

Tips for making your parenting plan child-friendly.