You are divorced. You have children. You are seeing way too much of the inside of the courthouse because the other parent just isn't cooperating-or is it you? The other parent probably thinks so.
The court will probably appoint a Parenting Coordinator to help you both embrace a better path, if at all possible. If you are unsuccessful at reaching an agreement with the aid of the Parenting Coordinator through mediation, the Parenting Coordinator will make a recommendation to the court. You, the parents, will then lose the right to make the decision on the issue(s) you are fighting about that affect your children, the most precious people in your life. Hopefully, rather than lose this right, you will be highly motivated to work closely and cooperatively with your Parenting Coordinator so she or he can help you do the job you need to be doing for your children.
I am available as a Parenting Coordinator. I come from a place that believes that every parent wants to be the best parent he or she can be. I come from a place that believes that with some guidance both parents can be motivated to rise above the spousal issues, the anger issues, or whatever else is causing the conflict, to be the kind of parents they need to be to raise emotionally healthy children. I welcome the opportunity to help you. If I can help you, it will be enormously rewarding. I also know there will be times when parents will not help me help them and I will ache for the children – for, most assuredly, they are hurting.