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Don’t let child custody issues ruin school year

On Behalf of | Aug 6, 2020 | Uncategorized

Divorce changes family life, but it doesn’t necessarily have to cause contention between co-parents. New Jersey parents who divorce certainly have to work out a plan regarding child custody, child support and other important child-related issues. Co-parents may find themselves at odds on a few issues such as school, which is why it is so important to know where to seek support to tackle these issues.

Co-parents must decide where their children will attend school. This might include a public or private school or a homeschooling environment. If one parent has sole legal custody, then he or she holds all the decision-making power. To avoid post-divorce stress as co-parents, however, it is best to try to achieve an amicable agreement regarding children’s educations.

Especially as children grow older, they can become just as busy as the adults in their lives. Parents can argue over every event or need the kids have or they can agree to cooperate and compromise as needed. A written schedule is a valuable tool when it comes to deciding which parent will be responsible for rides on which days, as well as which kids need to be where at certain times.

It is also a good idea to talk about school-related expenses before things get out of hand. Most schools nowadays issue supply lists per student, so parents may want to talk about who will do the shopping and who will pay for the supplies. Adapting to a new lifestyle and child custody agreement after divorce can be challenging, but with a strong support system in place, it is often quite doable.