Co-Parenting & Parenting Coordinators

Experienced Guidance in Negotiation or Through a Parent Coordinator

When parents separate or divorce, deciding how to raise the children is often one of the most difficult, emotional and contested issues. It is important to remember that while this experience may be excruciating for you, it is even more difficult for your children. It is critical to put your children first and attempt to find a solution that is in their best interests.

At the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, we work with mothers and fathers throughout Massachusetts in devising thorough and effective child custody agreements. We offer sound advice that enables parents to make decisions and move forward.

Questions about co-parenting after divorce? Contact a Boston-area attorney at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri in Wellesley. Call 781-489-3759.

Will Co-Parenting Work for Your Family After Divorce?

Co-parenting is a custody solution that works for many parents. However, it can be challenging and potentially unsuccessful if parents are unwilling to work together in making decisions and raising the children. Co-parenting is a joint custody solution that enables parents to share both legal custody (decision-making authority) and physical custody (the child's primary residence).

For parents to effectively raise children in a co-parenting situation, it is important to have a co-parenting agreement that addresses all issues that could potentially raise a dispute in the future.

Attorney Lisa A. Ruggieri is a skilled child custody negotiator who assists parents in creating a comprehensive co-parenting agreement. She works to ensure all issues are addressed from the parenting schedule addressing when the child will reside with each parent to how weekends and holidays will be shared to how important decisions will be made and disagreements will be resolved. Ultimately, she works with parents to create a solution where they each play an important role and have say in their children's lives.

Learn more about creating a parenting plan that works.

Should You Consider Using a Parent Coordinator? Talk To Our Wellesley Lawyer.

In highly contested divorce and child custody cases, it may seem as though a negotiated custody arrangement is out of the question. However, there are options you can consider before proceeding to court. Parent coordinators can be extremely effective in helping parents achieve a workable child custody agreement, even in the most bitter disputes.

A parent coordinator is a neutral third party who works with parents to help them achieve an agreement on all aspects of legal custody and physical custody so that they can continue to raise their children, even though they are no longer together. The parent coordinator works to help parents put their children's best interests first and achieve a solution with which both parties will comply.

However, if an agreement cannot be achieved, the parents may agree to allow the parent coordinator to serve as an arbitrator who will decide issues that could not be agreed upon. Or, the parents can choose to proceed to court. Regardless of the route, attorney Lisa A. Ruggieri will compassionately and aggressively advocate for the interests of clients and their children.

Contact a Wellesley Child Custody Attorney

At the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a solution for co-parenting after divorce. To schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with an experienced Wellesley family law attorney, call 781-489-3759 or send us an e-mail.

We offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.