Courts may send feuding couples to parenting coordinators without needing their consent

The Family Justice Courts is planning a scheme that will allow it to appoint a professional parenting coordinator without the parents' consent if it is in the child's best interest and the family can afford it.
The Family Justice Courts is planning a scheme that will allow it to appoint a professional parenting coordinator without the parents' consent if it is in the child's best interest and the family can afford it.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Family Justice Courts (FJC) is looking at sending feuding couples - without needing their consent - to a professional trained to resolve their differences and help them to cooperate in jointly parenting their children after the divorce.

The FJC spokesman told The Straits Times that, under the proposed revised scheme, the court could appoint a parenting coordinator (PC) without the parents' consent if it feels that doing so will be in the child's best interest and it is appropriate and affordable for the family.

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