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How not to handle child custody during the school year

Divorcing parents should always do what is best for their children. The same goes when child custody issues come to light during the school year. School is stressful enough for kids when dealing with making friends, passing tests, writing papers and more. Here's how divorcing parents should never handle child custody issues during the school year.

You should never make the school the location of your child custody swap. Even if the visitation schedule changes on Friday afternoons, never let this happen on school property. Seeing your former spouse might cause an uproar if the two of you do not get along. Even if you do get along, issues can arise that can cause a fight. Avoid this at all costs.

Do not turn your child into a messenger. The child should never play the role of messenger between you and the teacher or your former spouse, you and the teacher. Inform your former spouse about the child's activities regarding school through email if you do not want to talk to them in person or on the phone.

One parent should not be solely responsible for helping with homework and projects. Both parents should be as involved as possible with their child's school activities. This includes attending games, meetings, plays, parent-teacher conferences, back-to-school nights and more.

Don't navigate the school year blindly from week-to-week or day-to-day. Instead, be sure to plan out the entire school year as far in advance as possible so that it goes as smoothly as possible for you and the child.

Have you filed for divorce in Canton? Visit our website to learn about divorce, child custody and other family law issues so you are prepared to handle anything that comes your way.

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