After parents divorce in Minnesota, there are several options available to them for alternative dispute resolution. In families where there has been no documented abuse, parents may choose or the Court may appoint a Parenting Time Expediter (PTE). This role is defined by Minnesota Statute 518.1751. If parents are unable to reach an agreement or compromise in a dispute about parenting time (formerly known as “visitation”), one or both may request that the PTE make a decision. While that decision would be binding, if a parent wishes to appeal the matter, that parent may do so according to a well-defined process. Parenting time is the only matter that may be brought to a PTE, unless both parents sign an agreement to have their PTE address an issue in another domain.
This service is useful for: A Parenting Time Expediter is a reasonable choice for parents who want a neutral decision-maker for parenting time only and no other aspect of parenting.