The decision of our Court of Appeal in Fleetwood v. Percival (2014 BCCA 502) suggests it might become harder for BC courts to appoint parenting coordinators (“PCs”) over the objections of a parent. However, this recent decision also acknowledges the benefits of parenting coordination in high-conflict family disputes and makes a start on outlining the criteria that a court may consider when assessing an application to appoint a PC where one parent objects.

Read more about what the courts consider important in these cases.