After receiving the Court Order appointing the PTE and each party submits any intake paperwork and monetary deposit required by the PTE, the expeditor meets with the parents for an initial intake meeting. After being notified of a dispute, the PTE will meet with the parties within five days. This meeting may be with each party separately or together to understand and try to resolve the issue. If needed, the conference may even take place by telephone.
The expeditor first tries, in a neutral way, to help parties resolve the dispute and reach agreement on the issue. If that doesn’t work, the expeditor will gather all the information needed to make a decision resolving the issue, and then issue that decision within five days.
One important note: the parenting time expeditor is authorized to interpret your parenting time order, but cannot make a decision that conflicts with it, unless you and the other parent explicitly agree to such a decision.