New Self-Help Resource: Parent Coordinator page
A new self-help resource page has been added to the Utah State Courts' website: the parent coordinator program is designed to assist parties who need need to resolve parenting issues, such as establishing a parent time plan or resolving conflicts not covered by the parent time plan.
The parent coordinator page describes the parent coordinator's duties, how to find a parent coordinator and how parent coordinators are paid. Also included are the forms to request and respond to a parent coordinator request and the forms that are completed by the parent coordinator. The parent coordinator is appointed by the court either on the court's own motion or by motion of either party (even if there is no stipulation for the appointment). The program is similar to mediation but the parent coordinator has special expertise. While this program is not mandatory, if there is a court order for the parents to work with a parent coordinator, then the parties should follow the order.
Parent coordinators are governed by the Rule of Judicial Administration 4-509.