Parents always want what is best for their children. Sadly, both parents may not agree on what’s best for their children. This is especially true when the parents no longer reside together in the same home. When a solution cannot be reached that is beneficial to the children, the family may require the services of a Parenting Coordinator Decision Maker (PCDM).
The family law attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson understand that parenting issues are very important to both parents. The attorneys also understand that these issues can be very emotionally charged. With this in mind, the attorneys at Knies, Helland, & McPherson can help their clients secure a Parenting Coordinator Decision Maker to help settle the issue.
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A Parenting Coordinator Decision Maker is a neutral third party that is brought into domestic situations when decisions on the welfare of children are concerned and the parents cannot agree. This position was created by the Colorado judicial system and is used to ensure that the best interests of children are always being observed by both parents. Sometimes the role of a PCDM is coaching and mediating.
The job title of Parenting Coordinator Decision Maker is actually two specific job titles. A Parenting Coordinator works much like a mediator or referee and helps both parties reach an agreeable decision on any and all parenting issues that are being disputed. A Parenting Coordinator can only listen, negotiate, and make suggestions to both parties.
A Decision Maker has the authority to make decisions that will benefit the child or children and the parents must comply. In most cases, a Decision Maker is appointed by the Court when both parties fail to come to a reasonable agreement on issues concerning their child or children and mediation has failed; however, the consent of both parents is required to appoint a Decision Maker. The Court generally gives the Decision Maker authority to make final decisions that are legally binding for a minimum of two years.
The attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson are dedicated to helping their clients work through difficult family law issues. Each attorney knows that every case is different and each situation must be handled with compassion and understanding. If our attorneys believe that a PCDM would be beneficial to your case, the recommendation will be made to the client.
When this happens, the first thing our clients want to know is how can a PCDM help? Some of the ways that a PCDM can help with these difficult issues include:
The services provided by the PCDM complement and strengthen the services provided by your personal attorney. Our attorneys understand that sometimes it takes a neutral party to help a domestic situation progress to the next level. We firmly believe that by providing access to this type of service we are providing the type of legal representation that our clients deserve.
Your attorney at Knies, Helland & McPherson may give you suggestions on the types of questions you should ask the PCDM during your session. These questions will be based on your specific needs and desired outcome from the negotiations. However, you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you need to ensure that you understand what is taking place during the negotiation session.
Some of the questions you may find helpful to ask include:
When facing important decisions about your family, it will always be in your best interest to have quality legal representation from a dedicated family lawyer. The attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson understand that any and all issues concerning your children are important. They also understand that as a parent your rights should also be protected when it comes to issues with your children.
If you are facing tough negotiations concerning parental planning for your children, you are encouraged to consult with one of our dedicated attorneys. The attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson will use every resource at their disposal, including bringing in a Parenting Coordinator Decision Maker, to ensure that their clients see the best results for their legal situation.