coParenter is a mission-driven social venture that promotes the well-being of children. We do this by providing education, tools, and technology to help parents communicate, optimize their coParenting skills, and make better, more informed, child-centric decisions for their kids.
For four years my coParent and I went through an expensive and emotionally crippling litigated divorce. The adversarial family law system pitted us against each other and devastated our kids. There had to be a better way for separating, divorced and never-married parents to avoid the pitfalls of litigation and keep their kids at the center, not in the middle. That’s why we created coParenter.
With 20 years on the bench and 10 in a Family Law Department, I believe parents should keep their children out of the fray and in a stable environment where a kid can just be a kid. As Presiding Judge of one of the largest California counties, I saw the potential of CourtTech to fill a void. I retired from the bench to focus on having a greater impact on today’s families by making our courts more accessible, effective, and efficient. That’s why we founded coParenter.
Jonathan and I were friends and neighbors for years before he went through a difficult divorce. We first started talking about the core idea behind coParenter in May of 2015 when he shared the big idea. I had been pitched many ideas over my years of running product teams and software development firms and immediately saw the immense societal benefits of this idea along with it being a solid business opportunity. That’s why I am so excited about coParenter.
Mediator and Collaborative Attorney Certified Family Law Specialist
Research Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Ret. Judge, Provincial Court of Alberta (sitting in Calgary Family & Youth Court) Mediator & Judicial Innovator
President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Southern California
CEO & Clerk of the Court, Ret. Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Family Law Attorney, Principal at Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, Founder & CEO of the online divorce service it’s over easy