Plano child custody lawyers are familiar with Texas custody arrangements and can provide guidance regarding your right to make these decisions if you are unsure. Depending on the child custody agreement, you will likely have to notify the other parent of any changes to schools or doctors. However, again depending on the agreement, you may be able to make the decision yourself.
In the custody agreement, Joint Managing Conservatorship may be granted in which both parents make decisions pertaining to the child’s:
- education; and
However, the agreement may dictate that one parent may make certain decisions and the other parent may make others, or that both may make certain decisions together.
While both parents must be involved in the decision-making process, depending on the issue, one parent may have authority to ultimately make the decision. This means that while the parent must discuss and notify the other of the change, the one with authority has final say on whether to go through with the change.
A modification plea will serve to stop the change from happening, and give the court the final decision on what it believes is in best interest of the child and/or what is allowed by the agreement or applicable law.
While many decisions do not result in conflict, some do, especially those involving a faraway move. In this case, it’s important to contact an attorney to discuss the process of modifying the custody arrangement if necessary.
If you need assistance filing a child custody arrangement modification, contact Plano child custody lawyers at Warren & Migliaccio. They have worked with many parents on custody arrangements, and can help you with your case. Call today to schedule a consultation — 888-584-9614.