There is a cost associated with hiring an arbitrator, but it is similar to that of a mediator with additional time for the drafting of an order. However, the time spent may be well worth it for the convenience and ability to select the right person to hear the pending family law issues, and the speed at which a resolution will be received.
The duty is on each parent to reach out to the child’s school and medical providers for information. And a general rule is that if there is information a parent would want to know themselves, they should probably share it with the other parent.
Your child has one childhood. You must decide and act with intention if you are to make that childhood a peaceful one. If you engage in peaceful and constructive communication, not only will your message get through more easily, but you will begin to unravel the ugly communication by not adding to the nastiness.
Parents are encouraged to maintain open, positive and frequent contact with their children. The Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines provide that: “both parents shall have reasonable phone access to their child. Telephone communication with the child by either parent to the residence where the child is located shall be conducted at reasonable hours, shall be of reasonable duration, and at reasonable intervals, without interference from the other parent.”