Q: Having a court order, who can put a child in school?
My boyfriend and his ex have a court order in place giving him joint legal custody and gives her full physical, within the order, he can use his parenting time by picking up the child Wednesday night and bringing her back Friday night. He got a call from the mother yesterday telling him that she has enrolled the child in school and telling him that he can only see the child on the weekends. Can she even do that with him having joint legal? And with a current court order? He hasn’t agreed to nor signed anything other agreement. What can he say or do to prevent her from making these decisions without his knowledge?
*she said that the child starts school on Monday so she has sprung this on us at the last minute
A: If the parties share legal custody, then that means that both parents are entitled to participate in making decisions on things like schooling. She is required to speak to him first on those issues and allow him input, and she cannot make those decisions unilaterally.
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