Q: Does this need signed in front of a notary or sent to the court before we can complete the school transfer?
Under our court ordered parenting plan, it says that we must have a written agreement before either of us can transfer our sons school or a judge will make the decision if we can’t agree. What all needs to be included in this written letter, and does it need to be signed in front of a notary and or submitted to the court before the school transfer can take place?
A: Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.04 (E) (2) (A) Both parents under a shared parenting decree jointly may modify the terms of the plan for shared parenting approved by the court and incorporated by it into the shared parenting decree. Modifications under this division may be made at any time. The modifications to the plan shall be filed jointly by both parents with the court, and the court shall include them in the plan, unless they are not in the best interest of the children. The court will accept notarized signatures. Some localities require the parties to submit a joint agreed motion explaining the request of the parties to submit modifications along with the notarized documents of the modifications.
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