If the parents reach an agreement during the CRC, the terms of that agreement are reported to the Court, the parents, and the attorneys of record. The agreement becomes legally binding upon order of the Court.
Even when an agreement is not reached during the sessions, the CRC process is still helpful. Parents often leave with a greater understanding of different parenting plans and how they might meet the needs of their children.
Parenting plans may need to change several times over the years for a variety of reasons. If parents need help in resolving issues about their children after the CRC process is completed, they may contact the Court Support Services Division – Family Services for direction.