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Think about education decisions for your child now

Even though the summer is just now starting, it is the best time to think about what will benefit your children in the upcoming school year. There is a chance that you will have to make some changes to the parenting plan in order for your children to be successful. If you think that there are some items that need to be addressed, you should begin to discuss these matters now.

In your parenting plan, you should have a term that stipulates who is responsible for the educational decisions for the child. If only one parent is in charge of this, there might not be any need for the conversations now. The parent who oversees the decisions has full power to make those now.

The issue that might come in is when both parents share the educational responsibilities. There might be some decisions about the upcoming year that require negotiations. For example, if your child is interested in a new program at school that is going to change their commitments or cost money, both parents will need to agree. We know that this can be challenging, but taking the time to work things out with your ex can help the children.

Any decisions that you make with your children should be put in writing. This helps ensure that the terms are followed, and it also provides vital information if there are ever any disagreements. We can work with you to help present your side of the matter and ensure that your child's best interests are kept at the heart of the matter.

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