A parenting consultant is a specially trained professional, agreed to by the parents and then court ordered, to help them resolve parenting disputes, manage their parenting plan, and improve communication. The parenting consulting process is neutral, non-confidential, and focused on the best interest of the children. A parenting consultant mediates disagreements between the parents, sometimes educating them and always offering recommendations on ways to solve issues. The parents agree on the scope of the parenting consultant’s duties, which may include alterations of parenting time, transportation issues, setting holiday and vacation times, and school choice, among many other things. It is an effective intervention that can minimize parental conflict, reduce stress on children, and stop continued litigation.