Before School Starts...

Before school starts for the year, you may want to do a little bit of research regarding the school where your children will be attending. If you are a non-custodial parent, you still have a right to understand where your children will be attending and what teachings they will be listening to. As well, if you are co-parenting but your ex chose the school and classes, you may wan to make sure that this arrangement is to your liking. Try to learn about your child's teachers and their classmates. Find out what extra-curricular activities your child will be involved in and give your opinion.

The key to successful co-parenting is proper compromise. You will need to negotiate with your co-parent on what is important to you for your child's upbringing and what things your ex-spouse can choose instead. You will want to make sure to work out any disagreements before school begins and complicates things. For example, if your ex-spouse is heavily encouraging your son to pursue musical theater at school, and you are pressuring the child to join the baseball team, then you may want a mediator to help you work through this argument.

Also, if your ex-spouse wants to put the children in a religious private school, and you would prefer for them to attend a public school or a different religious school, then this is an argument that you will want to deal with when you have a mediator there to assist you. With the right attorney on your side, you can work through these difficult problems and make sure that you are in agreement at the time when you start your school year with the children. Hire a Mission Viejo family lawyer today if you want more help with your case and need assistance from an attorney!