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child education michigan divorceCustody and child support are par for the course in divorce settlements, but what about your child’s education? Whether your kids are in grade school, public school, private school, or college, there are plenty of issues that need to be sorted out in your divorce decree so your child is never left hanging, at school or at home (and so their teachers aren’t confused either).

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Make Your Child’s Education a Priority in Your Michigan Divorce

The child’s custodial parent and primary residence will determine where the child attends school, but there are plenty of other questions that will need to be answered. If both parents have legal custody, school matters can become more complicated, especially if one party is attempting to cause problems by being difficult about education decisions.

Ideally, school matters are established within the context of your divorce negotiations and settlement. Assign rules and responsibilities as soon as possible so no details fall through the cracks where your children are concerned. If your divorce decree says that one parent can’t make decisions without the written consent of the other parent, your child’s school needs to know this.

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Matters to decide and agree upon:

  • Where will the child be enrolled?
  • Who is paying for tuition, clothes, activity fees, lunches, school supplies, and more?
  • Who will attend parent-teacher conferences?
  • Who has access to school records?
  • Who is permitted to do school drop-off and pick-up? (In some divorces, the non-custodial parent may not have the authority to take their child out of school, particularly if kidnapping or abuse is a concern – and your Michigan school and all teachers and administrators need to be made aware of this condition.)
  • Who is your child’s designated emergency contact?
  • Is one parent living out of state?
  • Which parent’s home is the most beneficial for the child school-wise?

Divorce is confusing and overwhelming for all involved. Kids can feel it just as much as adults, no matter how much you try to shield them from it. Informing your child’s school, teacher, and administrative staff about the new circumstances of daily life is essential. Your child may need a little more patience from educators as they sort through their new existence with divorced parents, and you may need some room to make mistakes as you manage your new life as a single parent.

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What’s Mine Is Mine (and Our Kid’s)

Make sure that your child’s school is aware that you are the parent and not the messenger for your ex. Maybe you were the one who kept everything in check where the kids were concerned when you were married, and you’re probably still doing the same now, but it’s no longer your job to inform your ex about your child’s school life. When there is a divorce, the smart move is for the divorce settlement to explicitly state that both parents are responsible for obtaining information from the school.

The right kind of Michigan divorce attorney will ensure that your custody agreement addresses all relevant education issues, no matter their size or significance. Schedule your free consultation with Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb, MI. For the sake of your kids, make an effort to make life easier with your ex. Visit our video journal and blog posts to answer your most common questions about divorce.

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What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

  • Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

  • Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

  • Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

  • We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

  • Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

  • Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

  • Effectiveness

    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

  • Tenacity

    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

  • Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

  • Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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