Philadelphia, PA asked in Child Custody for New Jersey

Q: Can a student court ordered weekly joint custody be picked up and dropped off each week at the ordered residence.

School district transportation. Each court ordered parent lives in the school district.

Pemberton Township School District, New Jersey.

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I think what you are asking is whether your court order can require the school district to pick up / drop off your child at your bus stop on your parenting days and pick up / drop off your child at your ex's bus stop on his / her parenting days? My experience is that most (most if not all) school districts do not want to get in the middle of your parenting time plan and therefore tell parents that there is 1 pick-up/drop-off location for a child. Otherwise, potentially, every day, there can be a different number of children at a particular bus stop and the number of children on a particular bus can change daily as well and school districts don't want to be tracking that type of information/expense. Some bus drivers are good about handling the change and don't say anything and other bus drivers and bus companies don't handle it well and report it to the school district and then the question is what the school district's policy on split bus stops for children in their district.

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