With summer vacation in the past, your children are now back in school for the foreseeable future. While this may free up some time in your day, it can also lead to a variety of child custody related issues.
Here are four back to school child custody tips you can follow to avoid disagreements with your ex-spouse:
- Follow your parenting agreement: You can turn to this agreement for a schedule outlining what happens during the school year. For example, you may be responsible for picking your child up from school on certain days of the week.
- Be flexible with visitation schedules: When school starts back up, your children will have more activities. Subsequently, it’s more difficult to stay on track in regards to visitation schedules. Both parents should remain flexible.
- Stay in touch: This doesn’t mean you have to talk to your ex-spouse every day, but you should have an open line of communication between the two of you. This can include but is not limited to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, text messaging and email.
- Plan as far ahead as possible: It’s not always easy to do, but talk to your ex about any potential roadblocks over the next few months. Dealing with these in advance can help prevent an argument in the future.
When you follow these back-to-school child custody tips, it’s easier to get on track and stay on track throughout the duration of the school year.
If your ex continually ignores your parenting agreement, discuss their concerns and then consider what you can do to protect your legal rights.