Protect your children and try to keep them from being used as pawns for financial gain. Below are excerpts from an article from Capital Research. Google Capital Research and then AFCC to read the entire article.

The Colorado chapter of the AFCC was founded by Robert Smith and others. Robert Smith is a past national president of AFCC. Robert Smith promoted the Parent Coordinator role before it was legislated and shared with co-presenter that it was a way to make a professional rate of pay without being held accountable to professional standards of practice or having to pay liability insurance.

Many of the current court appointee roles have no standards of practice and no accountability. The state Mental Health board routinely dismisses nearly all complaints against a court appointee.

Don't get your family involved in the court processes. Besides the parent coordinator role there are a number of others that lack standardized training or standards of practice.

See the excerpts from AFCC/Equal Parenting article below. Avoid using the family courts and individuals serving as court appointees if possible.

Equal Parenting
The leading group promoting the theory of equal parenting is the Children’s Rights Council (CRC), which was co-founded in the 1980s by Meyer Elkin. Five high-ranking members of CRC, including Elkin, have also been high ranking members of the AFCC: Joan Kelly, Elizabeth Hickey, Jim Cook, David Dinn, and Phil Stahl. Dinn was quoted in a 1997 CRC newsletter saying, “AFCC is the closest practitioner of CRC issues in the country.”
A 2002 Texas AFCC Conference held jointly with the Children’s Rights Council during the latter’s Equal Parents’ Week is one of several examples of AFCC promoting the idea of equal or 50/50 custody in divorce.
While executive director Salem denies that AFCC takes a position on equal parenting and says their research found custody should be tailored to the situation, Bill Eddy, who attended a 2012 AFCC conference had a different take: “Research was presented that showed that one or more overnights a week away from the primary attachment parent is distressing to the child during the first two years. What seems to be agreed upon is that the gender of the ‘primary attachment’ is not the biggest factor, and that shared parenting up to 50-50 after about age 4-5 generally can work.”

All proponents of equal parenting always make a caveat for cases of abuse, but the climate created by other AFCC-supported theories makes proving abuse nearly impossible. [color:red] [/color]