Parenting Plan Facilitation
Parenting Plan facilitation is a social study conducted by a qualified mental health professional to help parents establish or modify parenting plan arrangements. This time-limited intervention is designed to help parents and the court modify parenting arrangements while assessing effectiveness before finalizing an agreement. This type of intervention if often used when the court finds that the parents’ lack of cooperation negatively affects a child’s relationship with a parent, and/or when parents are unable to establish or comply with previously ordered or agreed upon parenting plan arrangements. The Parenting Plan Facilitator may inform the court as to each party’s commitment to the principals of shared parenting and any obstacles identified to establishing an effective parenting plan that would benefit the child.