My Parenting Coordination Process
My parenting coordination process involves the following steps, however, depending on the source of the referral for parenting coordination services, the extent of the conflict between the parents and when the referral is made in the context of the parties’ negotiations or litigation, the order in which the steps are taken may be somewhat different.
Arbitrations Conducted During Parenting Coordination
Arbitrations which take place during parenting coordination are described in here.
A PAPERLESS PROCESS
I use an electronic, paperless process to streamline parenting coordination, including mediation and arbitration, to provide a fair and cost-effective resolution of parenting disputes. Day-to-day communication occurs largely by phone, Zoom meetings, and email. Documents are shared and delivered in electronic form. Meetings, conferences, and hearings may be held in person or by teleconference or videoconference using Zoom.
When it is necessary to meet in person, meetings and hearings can be held anywhere in British Columbia that is convenient to the parties.
REPORTING TO THE COURT
I will communicate with and provide reports to the court as may be required by the Family Law legislation, or by the parents’ consent agreement or their court order.
I am obliged to file my determinations as Orders in the Court on your family law court file.
Generally, the people involved in the Parenting Coordination process do not have lawyers or legal representation any longer.
MEETINGS & HEARINGS
Most of the time, communication in parenting coordination meetings conducted by me will be by teleconference, Zoom meetings, or videoconference. In-person meetings, when they are necessary, can be held anywhere in British Columbia.
I do require clients to pay for my reasonable, actual pre-set travel costs outside of the Lower Mainland and outside of Greater Victoria, including accommodation expenses when an overnight stay is absolutely necessary to get the job done.
AGREEMENTS & AWARDS
When a parenting dispute is resolved by mutual agreement, I will prepare and send a “memorandum of agreement” to both parents summarizing the terms of the agreement that has been reached.
Where a parenting dispute is resolved by my arbitration decision, I will prepare and send a “memorandum of award” to both parents and will prepare a Court Order that I will file in Court. The memorandum and Order shall summarize the dispute and give my decision on the dispute. My reasons will be entirely child-centred and fact-based and stated in the memorandum or “Reasons” for making that decision.
PEOPLE WITHOUT LAWYERS
Anna Perry provides parenting coordination services for people who do not have lawyers.
Go to the “How to Hire ” page to learn how to hire Anna Perry for parenting coordination.