A parenting facilitator is a neutral person to whom parents can turn when they are having disputes on matters relating to the children. The parenting facilitator will examine a case and follow the orders of the court to assist the parents in compliance with the orders. The parenting facilitator may also assist the parents in enhancing their co-parenting relationship. The parenting facilitator may contract with other professionals, such as a coach, who will attend sessions with the parents and provide additional support.
Parenting facilitation is an attempt to coordinate and implement a co-parenting plan that addresses current and future issues related to raising children between two homes. The role of the parenting facilitator is to help parents reach successful resolution of disagreements regarding parenting issues themselves. If authorized to do so by court order, the parenting facilitator may also make recommendations for the parents in the event the parents are unable to agree on solutions. Parenting facilitation does not involve adult’s property, finances, or other issues that do not directly involve co-parenting.