As used in this Article, the following terms mean:
- (1) High‑conflict case. – A child custody action involving minor children brought under Article 1 of this Chapter where the parties demonstrate an ongoing pattern of any of the following:
- a. Excessive litigation.
- b. Anger and distrust.
- c. Verbal abuse.
- d. Physical aggression or threats of physical aggression.
- e. Difficulty communicating about and cooperating in the care of the minor children.
- f. Conditions that in the discretion of the court warrant the appointment of a parenting coordinator.
- (2) Minor child. – A person who is less than 18 years of age and who is not married or legally emancipated.
- (3) Parenting coordinator. – An impartial person who meets the qualifications of G.S. 50‑93. (2005‑228, s. 1.)