Effective September 15, 2015, the Franklin County Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Branch adopted Parenting Coordination Rules. As the Rules explain, parenting coordination is “a child-focused dispute resolution process ordered by the Court to assist parties in implementing a parental rights and responsibilities or companionship time order using assessment, education, case management, conflict management, coaching or decision-making.” Want to learn more? Here are the links to the Rules. See Loc. Juv. R. 39 and Loc. Dom. R. 42
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