Michigan Parenting Coordinator Attorney
When Mental Health Issues & Family Law Concerns Coincide
The mental health issues of one family member can have an effect on all aspects of life, particularly during such stressful times as divorce and child custody disputes. At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Bookholder in Troy, Michigan, we have seen many cases where the mental health issues of a parent have an affect on their parenting. These issues can be used in determining the proper arrangement for child custody and parenting time. Mental health issues of a child could also have an affect on custody determinations – one parent may be better suited to handle the child’s special emotional needs than the other.
Divorce is generally one of the most stressful events anyone can go through in their life. Divorcing spouses may need the assistance of therapists and coaches during the proceedings. Our lawyers work hard to ensure that our clients not only have the legal support they need, but the mental and emotional support they need as well during this difficult time including referrals to skilled professionals.
At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Bookholder, a workable, realistic and constructive resolution is always our goal. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law advocate.
What Role Does a Parenting Coordinator Play?
The involvement of a parenting coordinator is a relatively new concept in family law. These experts are typically involved in high-conflict divorces. They are often able to help parents resolve difficult parenting issues without the need for lengthy and contentious court proceedings. Their involvement often reduces mental stress for parents as they adjust to their new parenting arrangement and the modified role they may be playing in their child’s life.
Another benefit of working with a parenting coordinator is that they are able to see a family’s inner-workings better than a judge – they may have a more accurate assessment of what type of parenting arrangement will really fit a family’s needs.
Don’t try to handle this difficult time alone – we can help. If you find yourself in need of mental health assistance while you are involved in a divorce or family law dispute, the Law Offices of Ronald M. Bookholder can help. Call us toll-free at 877-502-7892 today to discuss your legal issues with an attorney at our Troy, Michigan, law firm.