To the best of my knowledge, no one has challenged the parenting coordinator statutes on the basis that the statute is unconstutional, so there has not been a an opinion in the Court of Appeals to that effect. The judge may appoint a PC over the objection of a party (or both parties), but the judge must find the parties are able to afford the cost of a PC. There is a range of fees charged by PCs - some may charge as little as $50 per hour and some may charge $200 to $300 per hour, so there is usually someone that the parties can afford.
The PC statute is here in case you are interested in researching it:
Legal disclaimer: Rebecca Watts is licensed only in the state of North Carolina. This response does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. This response is only intended to provide general information and there may be other facts relevant to the issue which were not disclosed by the questioner and which would affect the answer. For specific legal guidance, the questioner should confer with an attorney about the specifics of his or her matter.
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