Inside Family Law with Zoë Durand

“A different way of thinking” - On parenting Coordination overseas and recently in Australia with Dr Astrid Martalas and Craig Schneider, South Africa. AFCC Series.

August 25, 2019

“A different way of thinking” - On parenting Coordination overseas and recently in Australia with Dr Astrid Martalas and Craig Schneider, South Africa. AFCC Series.

  • What is parenting co-ordination?
  • How long does parenting co-ordination last?
  • High conflict matters and court resources.
  • Powers of the Court not usurped by parenting coordination – judicial authority and parenting coordination?
  • Role of parenting coordinator to assist, facilitate and empower the parties.
  • Education by the parenting coordinator.
  • Transforming the way parents relate to each other so ultimately, hopefully they can resolve their disputes directly.
  • Parenting coordination as a logical extension of the mediation process in Australia.
  • Parenting coordination is not therapy and is not legal advice, a new profession of the “parenting coordinator.”
  • Training and qualifications to become a parenting coordinator.
  • Domestic violence and parenting coordinator.
  • Including an order in Consent Orders for parenting coordinator.
  • Recommendations by the parenting coordinator can be used in Court proceedings.
  • South African experience with parenting coordination and the use of PC clauses in consent orders and parenting plans and how it grew and developed organically.
  • Research in Canada and America on the reduction of re-ligation.
  • History of parenting coordination.
  • Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, UK and Australian training.
  • America, Canada and South Africa and the history of parenting co-ordination.
  • Australian WA experiences of parenting coordination.
  • Will there be resistance to parenting coordination in Australia? Recent judgment regarding several aspects of PC.
  • Breaches of orders and contravention applications and how PC may reduce this.