Parenting coordination is child-focused and is typically used for parents who already have a parenting schedule in place. The goal of parenting coordination is to implement and facilitate those existing arrangements and to outline the roles and objectives of each party.
When disputes arise between parents, the parenting coordinator listens to both sides and attempts to reach a mutual settlement. However, if no settlement can be reached, the parenting coordinator has the power to decide the issue and then the decision is binding like a court order. A parenting coordinator has the ability to vastly improve the lives of children and parents by lessening or resolving the conflict between parents.