More in ‘Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination “on trial” in the BC Court of Appeal

The decision of our Court of Appeal in Fleetwood v. Percival (2014 BCCA 502) suggests it might become harder for BC courts to appoint parenting coordinators (“PCs”) over the objections of a parent. However, this recent decision also acknowledges the benefits of parenting coordination in high-conflict family disputes and makes a start on outlining the […]

Posted on February 24, 2015

Firing your Parenting Coordinator. Harder than you might think.

The first decision of the BC Supreme Court on the threshold test for firing a Parenting Coordinator (PC) has been pronounced. Mr. Justice Butler in M.H. v. C.S. 2013 BCSC 2232, a case which came before the court to address a number of parenting issues including firing the PC, noted at paragraph 41 in His […]

Posted on February 3, 2014

10 Helpful Ideas for Parenting Coordination

A colleague and I were talking this past week about our PC practices and observed that we have been fortunate in that working without a net we had not stumbled too badly. We have in many ways had to learn on the fly how to cope with varying degrees of dysfunction (not just ours). Our […]

Posted on March 15, 2013

Fighting Words: Hurtful Communication between Co-Parents

Many parents have described to me how their ex-spouse is the inferior parent; he or she doesn’t buy organic, eats dinner in front of the television, watches two and a half men and doesn’t make the child floss before bed. At this point there may already have been heated discussions between the parents on this […]

Posted on March 14, 2013