Custody/Child Support/Co-Parenting

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    CUSTODY/CHILD SUPPORT/CO-PARENTING

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CUSTODY

Child Custody Petition
New Application for custody of a minor child
Custody Modification
Significant change with the living arrangement of the child

CHILD SUPPORT

Child Support Petition – New Application for support of a minor child
Child Support Modification – Significant change in circumstances
Medical Support – Un-reimbursed medical payments
Arrears – Outstanding balance owed on a support order

CO-PARENTING FACILITATION

Co-Parenting Facilitation is a problem-solving service offered to parents raising children between homes who seek professional assistance in working together to keep their children free from the parents’ conflicts. Co-Parenting Facilitation is a child-centered dispute resolution service that assists parents in developing and implementing workable parenting plans they are unable to do so on their own.

CO-PARENTING FACILITATION HELPS PARENTS BY:

Reducing chronic litigation (and preserve family resources)
Assisting the parents in compliance with court orders
Raising parents’ skill level in collaborative planning and decision making for their children
Educating parents on co-parenting techniques and issues related to their children
Identifying sources of conflict between them and consider ways to address them
Facilitating communication between the parents and between parents and others who relate to the children—e.g., grandparents, school personnel, and therapists
Using mediation techniques to deal with specific issues
Applying arbitration procedures in certain defined areas when parents are otherwise unable to resolve a dispute

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