logo 1

4 Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Spouses

anton sukhinov C2A8THeKKs unsplash

Usually, it seems like summer lasts about two weeks and the kids are soon back off to school. 2020 is a unique year, though. Still, many schools are set to reopen this fall. The start of school presents many challenges to divorced spouses that must coordinate the logistics of getting their children to and from school and extracurricular activities. If you are in this situation, consider making use of the following pieces of advice this school year.

1. Go to parent-teacher night or meet with your kid’s teachers directly. Teachers generally appreciate when parents are proactive about speaking with them about what is going on in their kid’s lives. If your divorce is still fresh or your child is still dealing with it by the time school rolls back around, let their teachers know about the situation and productive ways to deal with any outbursts, tantrums, or misbehavior. Meet your child’s teachers together with your ex if at all possible. If nothing else, letting teachers know about your co-parenting situation is helpful. 

2. Coordinate with your ex-spouse about back-to-school expenses. There is a chance your divorce agreement designates the spouse responsible for buying school supplies; in this case, simply adhere to the agreement. If this is uncharted territory for you, let your spouse know which items you would like to purchase and ask them to pick up the rest. Try to keep the costs equal between the two of you. 

3. Carve out a time weekly or monthly to communicate with your ex about your child’s  academic performance. If you and your ex-spouse are on cordial terms, you can set aside a time each month to just chat about your child’s experiences in school and how they’re learning and progressing. Depending on your exact custody schedule, though, it may be necessary to talk more frequently than that, especially if you and your ex have physical custody an equal amount of time. 

4. Monitor your child’s grades closely. The grades your child earns could be a reliable indicator of how well they are adjusting to your divorce. It is not at all uncommon for children to perform poorly in school when they are dealing with the stress of their parents’ divorce. If this happens to your kid, understand that this effect is not out of the ordinary. Consider reaching out to a mental health professional for your child if poor grades start becoming the norm.

Conclusion
While your child is the one being graded with A’s and B’s, it is you and your ex-spouse who have the responsibility to earn high marks in co-parenting. We hope you can use the tips we have provided to ace any tests that come up this school year! If you need legal assistance with child custody proceedings, your divorce, or any other family law matter, reach out to Anthoor Law Group here through our website or by phone at 510-794-2887.

Share This Blog

Ask A Question,
Describe Your Situation,
Request A Consultation

Call (510) 794-2887 or fill out the short form below. We will usually respond within 1 business day but often do so the same day. Don’t hesitate, your questions are welcome.

* Required Fields
Your Information Is Safe With Us

We respect your privacy. The information you provide will be used to answer your questions or to schedule an appointment if requested.

Follow Us On

Questions or Schedule An Appointment? Click to Call (510) 794-2887
Questions or Schedule An Appointment? Click to Call 
(510) 794-2887

Contact

Anthoor Law Group,  
A Professional Corporation

Estate Planning

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9am – 6:30pm

Anthoor Law Group, A Professional Corporation a law firm, is conveniently located in Fremont, California. We are committed to providing each of our clients with the highest quality of legal representation possible.

Write a Review
join-team-icon 1

© Copyrights 2022. Anthoor Law Group, A Professional Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Law Firm Marketing Pros

Sitemap

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.

If You’re Going Through A Divorce, You Really Need To Know These…

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram