A parenting coordinator is an individual who is appointed by the court in custody cases to assist in executing and enforcing ancillary issues of a custody order. Parenting coordination has become a hot issue in the area of Pennsylvania child custody. It is also a controversial issue. The controversy is multifaceted. One of the issues is whether a parenting coordinator making decisions is tantamount to an improper delegation of judicial decision-making authority. Another issue is whether a parenting coordinator must be an attorney or whether the parenting coordinator may also be a mental health professional.
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