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Tips for Divorced Parents Helping Kids Back to School

Difficult though it is, many divorcees have successfully transitioned to their roles as co-parents who can cooperate when the wellbeing of their children is at stake. When it comes to back-to-school season, co-parents will again have to make this effort, this time to help their kids start the new school year strong. In order to help you on your way, here are a few tips that other co-parents have found helpful.

  • Keep up communication. In order to truly join efforts as co-parents, it helps to regularly email about your kid's schoolwork and schedule.
  • Align your schedules. Agree to work out a system that makes sure either you or the other parent is able to take your children to and from school every day.
  • Split up back-to-school costs. Perhaps one parent could take the kids out shopping for new supplies, while the other can take them shopping for clothes. Or you could handle lunches, your ex could take care of the shoes and backpack, and another family member could pay for clothes. Whatever it is that works for your family.

Of course, there are legal factors that could be involved in this process as well. Are you looking to relocate for a better job opportunity? Is the other parent trying to move out-of-state? Are child support payments too much given your current income? Are the terms of child custody and visitation inadequate?

If a change in your circumstances means that you need to seek or oppose a modification of child support, a relocation order, or a change in the child custody arrangement, you can find the trusted legal help you deserve at the Meyers Law Group, P.C. Call our legal team today to start working with a Long Island family attorney who has a proven track record of helping families preserve their rights.