It’s back-to-school season and many parents have smiles on their faces as they send their kids back – you, however, may be having a difficult time with the new schedule.
School affects many people who have child custody agreements. School can get in the way of the time you see your child and cause scheduling conflicts. Here’s what you may consider asking yourself:
1. Will your kids’ schooling affect your visitation?
Typically, parents send their kids to school knowing they’ll have a moment of relief. Schooling takes up a large chunk of your child’s day – it may be the very same time you would typically see your child. Because of school, you may be seeing your child less.
2. Who will focus on helping your child in school?
A day almost never goes by without your child bringing home some kind of schoolwork. Your child may need help solving their homework and making a project, but depending on how the custody order is arranged, you may not have the time.
3. Who will pick up and drop off your child?
Someone has to take your child to school unless your child takes the bus, but even then, your child may need to be met at the drop-off point. If your work gets in the way or you don’t have a vehicle, it may be harder for you to focus on your child’s needs.
4. Is it time to change your custody agreement?
If you’re finding it increasingly difficult to work around your child custody agreement and your child’s schooling, it may be time to consider how your agreement works. You may need to reach out for legal help when discussing a new parenting plan.