A parenting neutral is typically appointed for two years, although this can vary depending upon the needs of each case. Many parents choose to continue with their parenting neutral at the end of the initial appointment; others choose to work with someone else.
The goal of most parenting neutrals is help their clients improve the way they resolve disputes so that the parents can do it on their own. Some parents need the assistance of the parenting neutral several times a month. Others may need the neutral’s assistance once every few years. How often and for how long you will need a parenting neutral involved depends upon the complexities of your situation and the level of conflict between the parents.