It is relevant to the extent that a parenting coordinator cannot set custody and visitation on its own, without approval from the court. However, the court can adopt a parenting coordinator's recommendations, should it choose to do so.
Oklahoma Statutes Chapter 43 section 120.4 further provides:
A. A report of the decisions and recommendations made by the parenting coordinator shall be filed with the court within twenty (20) days, with copies of the report provided to the parties or their counsel. There shall be no ex parte communication with the court.
B. Any decisions made by the parenting coordinator authorized by the court order and issued pursuant to the provisions of the Parenting Coordinator Act shall be binding on the parties until further order of the court.
C. 1. Any party may file with the court and serve on the parenting coordinator and all other parties an objection to the parenting coordinator's report within ten (10) days after the parenting coordinator provides the report to the parties, or within another time as the court may direct.
2. Responses to the objections shall be filed with the court and served on the parenting coordinator and all other parties within ten (10) days after the objection is served.
D. The court shall review any objections to the report and any responses submitted to those objections to the report and shall thereafter enter appropriate orders