Titusville, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: If both parties have a "shared parenting" agreement, are both parents able to designate people to pick up from daycare?

My fiancé's ex-wife moved their daughter to a new daycare (without discussing with my fiancé first), and is now refusing to add my name to the list as a designated pick-up person, although it's never been a problem before. She is telling us that she is the only one authorized to add someone to the list, but is this correct? Or can my fiancé add me to the list himself?

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A: Most Parenting Agreements specify in the agreement how subsequent day care providers may be selected and how other individuals may be added for pick up and therefore I would suggest you review your agreement. If it is silent on these issues then I suggest each parent may select the daycare of their choosing if they require day care during there timesharing. I would caution you that most parenting agreements give the other parent first right for caring for their child if the other is unavailable. This would also apply for the designated individual.

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