Parenting Coordinator / Decision Maker

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Cline accepts appointments as a Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker and Arbitrator.

As a Parenting Coordinator, Ms. Cline is a neutral third party appointed by the Court to assist in the resolution of disputes between the parties concerning parental responsibilities, including but not limited to implementation of the Court-ordered Parenting Plan.  As a Parenting Coordinator, Ms. Cline assists in creating an agreed-upon, structured guideline for implementation of the Parenting Plan; developing guidelines for communication between the parties and suggesting appropriate resources to assist the parties in learning appropriate communication skills; informing the parties about appropriate resources to assist them in developing improved parenting skills; assisting in realistically identifying the sources and causes of conflict between the parties, including but not limited to identifying each party’s contribution to the conflict, when appropriate; and assisting the parties in developing parenting strategies to minimize conflict.  As a Parenting Coordinator, Ms. Cline is not vested with any disputed resolution authority.  For more information, please see C.R.S. 14-10-128.1.


As a Decision-Maker, in addition to the appointment as a Parenting Coordinator, Ms. Cline is vested with the authority by the Court to resolve disputes between the parties as to implementation or clarification of existing Court Orders concerning the parties’ minor children, including but not limited to disputes concerning parenting time, specific disputed parental decisions and child support.  As a Decision-Maker, Ms. Cline has the authority to make binding determinations to implement or clarify the provisions of a pre-existing Court Order in a manner consistent with the substantive intent of the Court Order.  As a Decision-Maker, when Ms. Cline resolves disputes, she issues Decisions. For additional information, please see C.R.S. 14-10-128.3.

As an Arbitrator, Ms. Cline is appointed by the Court to resolve disputes between the parties concerning the parties’ minor children, including but not limited to parenting time, nonrecurring adjustments to child support, and disputed parental decisions.  As an Arbitrator, when Ms. Cline resolves disputes, she issues Awards.  For further information, please see C.R.S. 14-10-128.5.If you would like more information or are interested in referring a client for her services, please contact her paralegal Ashleigh at 303.731.0056 or ashleigh@clinecaldwell.com.