What is a Parenting Time Expeditor?

A Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE) is a Court-appointed parenting neutral who helps parents resolve parenting time disputes resulting from an existing Court Order. The PTE is governed by Minnesota Statutes Section 518.175 and has more limited authority than a Parenting Consultant. The Parenting Time Expeditor may only enforce, interpret or clarify parenting orders that have already been issued by the Court. They can also address issues that are not specifically covered by the Court Order. A PTE can be appointed even if one or both parties object.