Parenting Coordinators & Special Masters
Archived Q&A and Reviews
I am in need of recommendation for a special master (or I have heard them also referred to as parent coordinators). My childrens' father and I are not in agreement as far as how to raise our kids, and we need a coach/referee, as well as someone to help us mediate decisions, custody schedules, and help us follow our child care arrangements. Ideally this person would also help us plan out our schedules and keep us both accountable to the plans we have made together. They would also help us settle disbutes when we can not do so ourselves (most of the time). I am hoping to find someone who will prioritize the childrens' needs in all of the decisions and plans. Thank you for any advice on finding this person!
A clinical pyschologist colleague is very successful with families who are looking for this type of support. He has mediation experience, works with the Kids' Turn organization, and runs a counseling practice focused on helping people be the best parents they can be in the stressful circumstances of co-parenting.
Chandler Hoffman, PsyD 1736 Franklin Street, Ste. 350 Oakland, CA 94621 (510) 847-7917 chandlerhoffman[at]comcast.net
Dr. Christine Pigeon is an incredible mediator with a gift for focusing parents on solving problems inherent in custody situations without putting the child in the middle. anon