A Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE) helps parents resolve parenting time disputes that are not addressed in an existing Court Order. In accordance with Minnesota Statutes Section 518.175, a PTE’s authority is limited to enforcing, interpreting or clarifying parenting orders that have already been issued by the Court, or addressing issues not specifically addressed by an existing Court Order. The Parenting Time Expeditor process is confidential and typically involves working with both parents to reach an agreement on the disputed issued. If agreement cannot be reached then the PTE has the authority to make a decision that is binding on both parties unless and until that decision is modified by a Court Order. A PTE may not change or make decisions that are inconsistent with existing Court Orders. A Parenting Time Expeditor may be appointed by the Court over the objection of one or both parties.
We encourage you to learn more about our affordable fees for parenting time expeditor services. Contact Family Dispute Resolution Services, LLC for additional information about how we can help you.