Bloomington: 812.332.5000    Indianapolis: 317.453.2000   

Carrie Batalon, Lisa Anderson, and Jenna Heavner completed the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Parenting Coordination Training, October 17-18, in Indianapolis. Parenting Coordination is a child-focused process in which a mental health or legal professional with mediation training and experience assists high conflict parties to implement a parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of disputes in a timely manner and educating parties about a child’s needs.

Courts are increasingly appointing Parenting Coordinators to help reduce parental conflict and protect children in chronically high-conflict family law cases. The training, sponsored by the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Indianapolis Bar Association, examined the role and functions of the Parenting Coordinator and the interventions helpful to reduce conflict.

These three experienced attorneys represent clients in all areas of family law, including adoptions, child support establishment and arrearages, cohabitation agreements, custody proceedings, divorce and legal separation, guardianships, prenuptial agreements, and other post-decree matters. Carrie and Lisa are also registered family law mediators. Lisa has been providing Parenting Coordination services since 2017. Lisa and Carrie are currently accepting Parenting Coordinator assignments. Jenna will complete her mediator training in February 2019 and, once registered as a mediator, will begin accepting Parenting Coordinator assignments.

Contact Carrie Batalon and Lisa Anderson in our Bloomington office by calling 812.332.5000 and Jenna Heavner in our Indianapolis office at 317.453.2000.