Understanding the Complexity of Family Transitions
Family transitions, particularly those associated with divorce or custody changes, can be deeply challenging. At Reade Law Firm, PC, we acknowledge the complexities involved in these transitions, particularly when conflict levels run high. Our commitment is to navigate these turbulent waters alongside you, providing guidance, understanding, and legal support every step of the way.
What is Parenting Coordination?
Parenting coordination is a specialized service aimed at helping parents resolve child-related disputes outside the courtroom. A parenting coordinator, like a mediator or arbitrator, acts as a neutral party to facilitate resolution. However, the coordinator’s unique training focuses on the intricacies of child and family matters, enabling parents to develop custom-tailored solutions that serve their family’s best interests.
Meet Teresa Reade: Your Certified Parenting Coordinator
We’re excited to announce that our Managing Attorney, Teresa Reade, is now a certified parenting coordinator. Teresa’s training enables her to assist clients during divorces and in refining or enforcing parenting plans outside of the divorce process. Regardless of whether you’re at the start of a separation or have been grappling for years to establish workable arrangements, Teresa and her team stand ready to assist you.
How Can a Parenting Coordinator Assist Massachusetts Families?
A parenting coordinator can be a crucial ally in developing initial parenting plans following a separation. Beyond this, coordinators like Teresa Reade can help navigate challenges that arise over time. Some areas where a certified parent coordinator can provide assistance include:
- Setting up ground rules for communication
- Improving routines for drop-off or pick-up
- Implementing strategies to minimize conflict
- Navigating difficulties when a parent has a new partner
- Resolving disputes involving health care, religion, education, or other issues
The Advantages of Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution
In Massachusetts, parenting coordinators can help resolve conflicts out of court when parents agree to this approach to dispute resolution. The coordinator facilitates agreements between parents on contentious issues. If an agreement isn’t reached, the coordinator can arbitrate and issue a decision. While parents may seek a judicial appeal if they’re dissatisfied with the outcome, many choose to abide by the coordinator’s decision to keep costs and emotional stress low.
Explore the Benefits of Parenting Coordination with Reade Law Firm, PC
We believe that every family deserves tailored solutions that serve the best interests of their children while respecting the unique dynamics of their family. Teresa Reade’s services as a certified parent coordinator are one more way we strive to meet our clients’ diverse needs.
Let the knowledgeable team at Reade Law Firm, PC empower you to find your best way forward during and after the divorce. We help you achieve the objectives that mean the most to you while preserving your peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation. Call us at (978) 767-8383. We’re happy to help.