There are many things that parents have to deal with when back-to-school season starts. Buying school supplies, figuring out schedules and handling the kids’ anxiety jitters are some of these. When you and your child’s other parent are divorced, there can be additional complexities added to an already stressful situation.
One thing that you can do to make this transition easier is to check the child custody agreement. Many have outlines that cover which parent is going to pay what expenses for the child’s education. If this isn’t included in your parenting agreement, it might be best for you and your ex to discuss the matter so that you can find out who is going to pay for what.
In some cases, changes will need to be made to the parenting schedule. When you get the child’s school and extracurricular activities schedules, contact your ex to determine what changes need to be made. It might be best to keep things flexible while everyone adjusts to the new school year.
Another question that you have to answer is how issues with the school might be handled. Will one parent deal with these alone or will the parents work together when the child is having problems? Letting the school know what the plan is and which parent to contact if there is an emergency or a pressing academic matter might make the situation easier for everyone involved.
We can help you get your custody plans in order if you and the other parent aren’t able to reach accord. In some instances, it might be necessary to seek the court’s help in these matters.