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Parenting plans should cover education decision-making

The end of the school year is nearing. This is the best time of the year to review your child’s education in the past year so that you can make any necessary changes before the start of a new school year. If you and the child’s other parent aren’t in a relationship any longer, making these changes might be a bit complex.

Parenting plans often contain decision-making powers. If you have the sole responsibility for school decisions, you don’t have to consult with your ex before making changes. Some individuals will still discuss changes with the other parent just to be nice and so that the parent can remain active in the child’s life.

There are other cases in which both parents share the responsibility for education decisions. This is when making changes might get complex because you and your ex will have to agree on what to do. Working closely with your child’s parent might not be something you want to do; however, it is in your child’s best interest so you can address education challenges head-on.

We realize that it is hard to think so far into the future. By embarking on the process now, you can make sure that you are thinking about all of the options so that you are able to make the best decisions for your children. We are here to help you throughout this process. In some cases, you might have to seek a modification of the custody order so that the child’s needs can be met. We will work with you on this matter.


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