Adria Silverman, LCSW

Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination is a service provided to parents involved in high-conflict separation or divorces.  In these types of cases parenting differences may continue to arise, keeping the families involved with the courts in order to try to resolve their child related differences. Court involvement is expensive and time-consuming, while parenting coordination offers a more cost-effective and timely alternative.

A parenting coordinator is a neutral person agreed to by the parties or appointed by court order. The role of the parenting coordinator is to help parents create and/or monitor the implementation of a parenting plan. A parenting plan addresses issues such as health, education, activities, shared parental responsibility, and time sharing and communication schedules, among others.

A parenting coordinator understands the principles of child development and the issues children face when parents no longer live together. The parenting coordinator facilitates communication and negotiation between the parents. He or she helps the parents stay focused on their children’s needs in order to minimize conflict and to prevent the children from being caught in the middle of the parents’ dispute. Parenting coordination can also be helpful in relocation cases, cases involving children with special needs, and blended family issues. In my opinion, the most important role of the parenting coordinator is to help parents reach their own solutions to their co-parenting challenges.

My office is easily accessible to areas within both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. I am frequently appointed to serve as a parenting coordinator in hight conflict cases by family court judges and by Family Court Services. I am available to serve as a parenting coordinator in your case.