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3 Tips for Back-to-School Time After a Wisconsin Divorce

Posted on in Divorce/Family Law

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The end of August signals the start of another school year. Any parent can become stressed or overwhelmed with the demands of the back-to-school season, but this time of year can be especially difficult for parents who are divorced. Arguments may arise over school supply shopping or emergency contact forms, and these disputes can get heated and out of hand if you let them. Co-parenting is not easy, and back-to-school time can make it even more stressful. The following tips can help you if you are recently divorced with a child who is starting school soon.

  1. Figure Out Who is Paying For What

The start of the school year brings about many expenses. With new school clothes, school supplies, a backpack, plus sports and extracurricular fees, the list grows quickly and can become quite expensive. The easiest thing to do would be to split the cost of everything with your child’s other parent. If that is not possible, it is best to try to come to an agreement with your ex-spouse about how much each of you will pay for certain expenses. 

  1. Keep Kids--and Teachers--Out of Your Arguments 

You and your ex probably disagree on many topics, which is likely one of the reasons you are no longer together. When it comes to disputing school-related issues, it is not uncommon for couples to put their child or the child’s teacher in the middle of the conflict. This is unfair to both the child and the teacher who have other, more important things on which to concentrate. 

  1. Communicate About Important Events

Co-parenting after a divorce can be difficult even if you and your ex-spouse are on good terms. One of the most important things to remember to successfully co-parent is communication. You and your ex should agree to keep each other informed of what is happening in your child’s school life. Try creating a calendar online that you both can access so you both know when important events, such as parent-teacher conferences or school plays, are taking place.

Contact a Milwaukee County Divorce Attorney

The end of a marriage is a big transition for any family. The first time doing anything after a divorce can be a learning experience, especially when it comes to co-parenting. At the Bucher Law Group, we understand your need for a skilled Waukesha County parenting plan lawyer during times of conflict. We can help you and your family come to a resolution on child-related issues and develop a parenting agreement that works for everyone. Call our office today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Sources:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/10-ways-these-divorced-parents-make-back-to-school-time-less-stressful_n_55db5e8be4b0a40aa3ab9d9e

https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-new-school-year-and-the-divorced-parent/

 

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