May 13, 2011
Public Comment Sought on New Parenting Coordination Rules
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until June 8 on proposed new rules governing courts’ use of parenting coordination.
The new Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio focus upon those courts that wish to use parenting coordination, a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process ordered by the court in which a parenting coordinator assists high-conflict parents in implementing parental rights and responsibilities. The new rules were developed by the Dispute Resolution Section staff at the Supreme Court, approved by the Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution and recommended by the Commission on the Rules of Superintendence.
The proposed rules set forth the role a parenting coordinator should play, the qualifications he or she should possess, and the need for courts to adopt local rules governing the use of parenting coordination. The new rules also include the factors that should be present when ordering parenting coordination.
For complete language of the proposed rules, see supremecourtofohio.gov. Comments on the proposed rules should be submitted in writing to Jacqueline Hagerott, Dispute Resolution Programs manager, email@example.com.