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Back to School Tips for Divorced Parents

Back to school is a stressful time for parents regardless of their situation. However, if you are divorced, you may notice more difficulties. Trying to stay on the same page as your fellow co-parent is hard but necessary for your child’s learning experience.


Don’t worry, we here at Calfas Law Group, PLLC are here to provide tips for back to school this year. Our experienced family law team wants you and your children to ease into the school year. Follow these suggestions and put your children’s needs first!

1. Establish Open Communication With Your Ex

One of the most critical steps when going back to school is establishing open communication. By communicating honestly and consistently with one another, you are more likely to stay on the same page. Furthermore, these discussions are critical in establishing rules about homework, school meetings, and other related activities for your child.

2. Create a Calendar

Your shared calendar will act as a lifeline during the school year. This will allow each parent to update any potential events or appointments. Even if your child isn’t with you at the moment, it is comforting to know what their schedule is exactly. Furthermore, you can ensure you are at every important event for your child.

3. Drop Your Child Off Together on the First Day

One way to positively influence the start of your child’s school year is to drop them off together on their first day. This way, they get to experience having both of their parents support them through their day. This simple action sends a message to your child, letting them know that you are all in this together.

4. Don’t Forget the Backpack

While this may seem like a simple step, it’s easy to forget the backpack with your child going between homes. Always make sure that your child has come back with their backpack and all other necessary school supplies. Doing this can ensure your child’s success in the long run!

San Antonio Family Law Attorneys

If you would like more information on succeeding as a co-parent or need to modify a custody order, visit us at Calfas Law Group, PLLC. We look forward to providing you with the legal assistance you deserve.

Schedule a consultation with us (210) 405-8315 to discuss your custody case.