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School Disagreements With Your Ex? De Novo Law Can Help

Co-parenting can be challenging, especially when both parents don't see eye-to-eye on important issues, such as their child's education. In Arizona, the legal decision-making authority awarded by the court plays a crucial role in determining a co-parent's ability to make decisions without the other parent's consent. If you're experiencing school disagreements with your ex-spouse, it's essential to understand your rights and legal options. This article will explore the different types of legal decision-making authority in Arizona and how De Novo Law can help you navigate school-related disputes with your ex-partner.

Joint Legal Decision-Making vs. Sole Legal Decision-Making

Under Arizona law, co-parents can have either joint legal decision-making or sole legal decision-making authority. Joint legal decision-making requires both parents to agree on major decisions regarding their child's education, health, and welfare. If one parent disagrees with the other parent's decision, the matter can be brought to court to resolve the dispute. On the other hand, sole legal decision-making gives one parent the authority to make significant decisions independently, without the other parent's consent. However, this authority is not absolute and can be challenged in court if it's believed not to serve the child's best interests.

Understanding the Best Interests of the Child

When it comes to resolving school-related disputes between co-parents, the court's primary consideration is the best interests of the child. The court will evaluate all relevant factors in determining what's in the child's best interests, such as:

  • The child's wishes, if he or she is of sufficient age and maturity to make reasonable decisions
  • The child's relationship with each parent, including their ability to provide love, affection, and guidance
  • The mental and physical health of all individuals involved
  • The child's adjustment to home, school, and community
  • The type of school that's in the child's best interests, such as public, private, or homeschooling

Resolving School Disagreements with De Novo Law

At De Novo Law, we understand that school-related disputes between co-parents can be emotionally charged and stressful. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you resolve your disagreements with your ex-partner and ensure that your child's best interests are protected. We can assist you in negotiating an agreement with your ex-spouse to address your school-related concerns, such as:

  • Which school the child will attend
  • The child's extracurricular and afterschool activities
  • The child's schedule and transportation to and from school
  • The child's academic performance, such as tutoring and testing
  • Any special needs or accommodations that the child requires

If you're unable to reach an agreement with your ex-partner, we can represent you in court to assert your legal rights and advocate for your child's best interests. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who will work tirelessly to provide you with the highest level of legal representation.

Contact De Novo Law Today

If you're experiencing school disagreements with your ex-spouse, don't go through it alone. Contact De Novo Law today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys. We'll listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with a comprehensive legal strategy that addresses your unique needs and circumstances. With De Novo Law on your side, you can achieve a favorable outcome for you and your child.

School Disagreements with Your Ex? De Novo Law Can Help