Explaining Differences with Court Ordered Services
Below is a brief summary for each role that a court can order in a case.
For more detailed explanations, please contact our office at (936)760-1880.


PARENT COORDINATIOR
CUSTODY EVALUATOR
·   Voluntary, mandated, or stipulated
·   Nonconfidential and facilitator DOES go to court
·   Clients are held accountable for behaviors
·   Required monitoring
·   Based on child’s needs
·   Based on present and future
·   Highly structured
·   Maximum expectations
·   “Change” required
·   No third-party reimbursement
·   Reports progress to attorneys
·   Utilizes mediation skills
·   Parenting plan created/submitted
·   Additional 88 hours of training required beyond state licensure
·   Each party pays 50% of services unless otherwise reallocated by facilitator
·   Services cease upon refusal to pay
·   Requires retainer fee prior to commencement of services
·   Must provide court orders with proper wording for facilitator’s role prior to initial appointment
·   All paperwork must be completed and consents signed prior to commencement of services
·   Does NOT determine custody or visitation
 
·   Voluntary, mandated, or stipulated
·   Confidential and facilitator does NOT go to court
·   Clients are held accountable for behaviors
·   Required monitoring
·   Based on child’s needs
·   Based on present and future
·   Highly structured
·   Maximum expectations
·   “Change” required
·   No third-party reimbursement
·   Reports progress to attorneys
·   Utilizes mediation skills
·   Parenting plan created/submitted
·   Additional 88 hours of training required beyond state licensure
·   Each party pays 50% of services unless otherwise reallocated by facilitator
·   Services cease upon refusal to pay
·   Requires retainer fee prior to commencement of services
·   Must provide court orders with proper wording for facilitator’s role prior to initial appointment
·   All paperwork must be completed and consents signed prior to commencement of services
·   Does NOT determine custody or visitation
 
·    Voluntary
·    Confidential
·    Clients are not held accountable for their behaviors and choices
·    Client Monitors Self
·    Based on client’s needs
·    Based on past, present, and future
·    Client sets expectations
·    “Change” is optional
·    May use third-party reimbursement
·    No parenting plan created
·    Must have graduate degree and hold a license governed by a state licensing board
·    For court ordered cases, all court orders must be provided prior to commencement of services with proper wording
·    All consents must be signed prior to commencement of services
·    All paperwork must be completed prior to initial appointment
·    Clients are responsible for fees that insurance does not cover
·    Does NOT determine custody or visitation
 
·     Court ordered
·     Retainer fee required prior to commencement of service
·     No third-party reimbursement
·     Evaluator interviews all members of the family of origin and others that are directly involved with the family dynamic
·     Investigations could be conducted to review any and all information relevant to residences and/or academic setting(s)
·     Reference letters may be requested
 
 
MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION
  • No third-party reimbursement 
  • Series of tests administered
  • Facilitator scores the tests and provides a comprehensive overview based on the scores collected from the completed tests and the overall interaction with the client