Child Custody and the New School Year

The new school year has arrived and while the idea of going back to class is exciting for some, it means something different for parents who may have divorced over the summer. Divorcing couples in the middle of a custody battle need to keep the safety and security of their children in mind when they are away from the custodial parent.

The best way to ensure their protection is by keeping their school informed. Keeping current information on file will ensure that current custody agreements are upheld.

Keep Schools and Daycares Informed

Recently divorced parents or parents whose children are attending a new school or daycare should provide the administrative staff and teachers with any copies of court documents stipulating the role of the non-custodial parent.

If there are any protection orders in place, custodial parents also need to notify those in charge. The same goes for daycare providers. They should be made aware of who is legally authorized to have contact with the children while under their care.

Documents Should be Up-to-Date

Divorced parents should also communicate with the school’s faculty and staff on whether or not the non-custodial parent is allowed to have access to school information concerning educational progress and activities.

Schools and daycares are responsible for the safety of each child and staff members and teachers need current documents to protect children. If changes in custody orders are made during the school year, it should be brought to the staff’s attention immediately.

Let Us Guide You

Children are often unaware that their parents are involved in a custody dispute, so it’s important for all adults to be on the same page when it comes to custodial agreements. Those who are struggling with a child custody dispute can seek legal assistance from the McAllen divorce attorneys of Barrera, Sanchez & Associates, P.C.

Our attorneys can provide the guidance you need and help you reach a favorable resolution for your child custody dispute.



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