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Back to School Custody Tips

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Transitioning Back Smoothly

As summer comes to a close and kids prepare to head back to school, parents across the country are gearing up for another round of co-parenting. For many families, the back-to-school season can be a time of stress and chaos. With so much to juggle, it's important to make sure you have a game plan in place for smooth sailing during the school year. In this blog post, we will discuss several tips for co-parents as the back-to-school season approaches!

Communicate Changes Early and Often

The key to a smooth back-to-school transition is communication. If there are any changes to the custody schedule, communicate those changes with your co-parent as early as possible. This will help avoid any confusion or conflict down the road.

Another important tip is to keep an open line of communication with your child's other parent. This will come in handy when it comes time to discuss things like school activities and homework. By staying in touch, you can ensure that both parents are on the same page when it comes to your child's education.

Finally, don't forget to touch base with your child's teacher(s) and school administrators. They can be a valuable resource when it comes to understanding your child's progress and any potential issues that may arise. By staying in communication with the school, you can help ensure that your child has a successful year.

Don't Let Frustration Show

One of the most important things to remember when co-parenting during back-to-school season is not to let your frustration show. If you and your ex are having disagreements about custody or visitation, try to keep those arguments away from your children. They shouldn't have to witness or hear any fighting between their parents - that's something they can do without.

Stay Flexible

Another tip is to be flexible with your schedule. If you know there are going to be days where drop-offs and pick-ups are going to be a little more hectic than usual, try to be flexible and work with your ex to come up with a plan that works for both of you. It's important to remember that you're both working towards the same goal - making sure your children have a smooth and stress-free back-to-school season.

Get Help for Custody Issues

If you are having an issue related to child custody, such as your former spouse refusing to obey your custody order, know that you have help in the form of the team at Blood Law, PLLC. Your child's needs are our priority, and we will work to achieve the best possible solution.

Learn more or schedule a consultation by calling (704) 286-0570 or by visiting us online.