"September is when children and parents are setting up their schedules for the year," shared Robin M. Lalley, Family Law Attorney at Sodoma Law, P.C. "Will your daughter be joining a new sports team? Is your son signing up for a new club? These activities will become a factor for the remainder of the year, so it is essential parents check and re-evaluate their custody orders or agreements to accommodate these and any other changes."
Other factors parents are encouraged to consider include who will purchase school supplies, who will handle bus stop drop off, and who is the emergency contact. Contact information for the school may also need to be updated to ensure both households receive notices of field trips, test schedules, lunch guidelines, and the myriad of memos that accompany any school-age child.
"Whether the parents are just beginning legal proceedings or have been separated for a number of years, discussions about these issues should happen early in the school year," said Attorney Lalley. "For separated or divorced couples who don't have an agreement in place, now is the time to draft one. For those that do, updates may be in order if any changes have been made since it was drafted - for example, a child starting high school."
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