Coverage Question Series – Part 5
Post on April 27th, 2018
This is a continuing series in which we address policy coverage questions that we routinely discuss with you and your colleagues. The answers provided are based on the basic policy form, currently LPLP-1r; refer to your specific policy and any endorsements attached thereto that may change coverage or the answers provided.
I am taking court assignments as a certified parenting coordinator, am I covered?
Yes! This is an easy one. Effective May 1, 2018 for new and renewed policies, the new OBLIC policy form will provide coverage to attorneys acting as certified parenting coordinators. What are certified parenting coordinators you ask? Have you ever wanted a third party to tell the parties that they had to work together for the good of their children? Well those individuals are certified parenting coordinators and their services are now considered “Professional Services” in the OBLIC policy. (See Franklin County’s Form for a list of duties). Why would someone want to voluntarily wade into those waters between two spouses? That, I do not know.
This coverage enhancement will be included in all renewals and new policies effective May 1, 2018 or later.
As you should expect, these Q&A scenarios are based on simple hypotheticals. Coverage determinations for an actual claim are ultimately based on the unique facts, applicable law, and the Terms, Conditions, Limitations, Exclusions, and Endorsements of your policy.
Carl Marsh, Esq.