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Child custody can play a role at back-to-school time

Sep 4, 2018 | Family Law

It is common for parents to worry about the well-being of their children. This sense of worry may be particularly high after divorce. Texas parents certainly want to make sure that child custody arrangements do not interfere with their kids’ school performance, but it can be a difficult situation to navigate, especially when the marriage only recently came to an end.

There are many factors that parents will need to consider when sending kids back to school. Because finances are often tight after a divorce, it is common for parents to wonder who will pay for certain expenses. Certainly, child support may play a role in paying for basic needs, but that does not mean that the custodial parent has to pay for all of the school supplies, new clothes and items for special events. Therefore, parents may want to get together to discuss who will pay for what.

Another major aspect to consider is scheduling. Between the parents’ work schedules and the kids’ school schedules, it can be difficult to keep everything on track, especially when custody terms have to be considered as well. However, it may help for parents to go over the school calendar and see what schedule will work best for everyone involved.

Of course, parents who did not have the most amicable divorce and child custody proceedings may find this step more difficult than others. They may even end up facing serious issues like one parent refusing to follow the schedule or otherwise trying to interfere with custody arrangements. If so, it may be wise for Texas parents to consider their legal options for rectifying the issues.