Michigan Parenting Coordination
Parenting coordination is a relatively new process. The Michigan Legislature adopted MCLA 722.27c to address parenting coordination, which is now part of the Child Custody Act. Parenting coordination is ordered by the court, but the court can only order parenting coordination if both the parties agree to it and the proposed parenting coordinator agrees to it. If there is evidence of child abuse or neglect, the parenting coordinator must report it to CPS. While the actual parenting coordination process is an “out of court” procedure, the parenting coordinator can file a recommendation with the court if the parents do not resolve parenting issues. As a result, parenting coordination is not completely confidential. Parenting coordinators are required to have training required by the Supreme Court.