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What decisions do you and your co-parent need to consider?

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2024 | Child Custody |

What you want for your child is important. If you have joint custody of your child, you will likely need to discuss with your co-parent to meet your wishes for your child.

There are a few topics you may need to discuss with your co-parent. Here is what you should know:

Where will your child go to school?

Parents have many options when deciding where and how their child is educated. A popular and affordable option for many families is public school. Some families may find it important to send their children to private schools. However, this can be expensive because of uniforms, transportation and enrollment fees.

Many parents have taken a recently popular approach of educating their children in online schools. This could benefit children who frequently travel long distances to see their parents. Another option is homeschooling. You and your co-parent may need to discuss what kind of education you want your child to have.

Do you want your child to have a religious upbringing? 

There are thousands of religions. Parents may wish for their children to have a religious upbringing similar to their own. This decision may involve frequent visits to religious structures, daily prayers or yearly traditions. 

However, many parents do not share the same religious views, which can lead to issues. Some parents may have no religious standing and believe that it is best for their children to have the same. You may need to talk to your co-parent about your religious views and wishes for your child. 

Does your child need special medical attention? 

Your child may have a physical or mental condition, which requires special attention, medication, therapy and medical procedures. How your child’s medical condition is approached may differ from your co-parent’s wishes.

Legal guidance is available to help you arrange child custody.