What is a Parent Coordinator?

An Illinois parenting coordinator assists parents in creating a healthy co-parenting relationship by reducing conflict and helping parents make decisions for the children’s best interest. In some cases, the coordinator is court appointed.

How does it work?

A parenting coordinator meets with parents and children, individually or together. They discover present conflicts, past situation and future possible issues. Then, the coordinator works with all parties to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children.

Primary Goals

The primary goals of the Parent Coordinator are:

Resolve Disputes Manage Conflict
Improve Communication Skills Monitor Parent Agreements
Uphold the Best Interests of the Child Recommend Outside Services

Why a Parent Coordinator?

An Illinois parent coordinator helps individuals deal with the day-to-day parenting issues they face post-divorce. In addition to ensuring that the guidelines of the parenting agreement are behind upheld, a parent coordinator helps with ongoing issues as they arise.

Parents may experience conflict around decisions on visitation, schedules, discipline, vacation time, holidays, medical bills, extracurricular activity, religion, etc.

Serving These Counties

Will, DuPage, and Cook 

Please call 888-545-5707 ext. 25 for a free phone consultation or to schedule an appointment.

Whitney McDaniel
Certified Mediator, LCPC
wmcdaniel@mediation-apc.com