Do I have a right to know who is around my child?

Do I have a right to know who is around my child?

If you have joint legal custody, you have the right to know information about your child. This would include school, medical, and general information.

What does a child really need from you as a parent?

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It is easy for parents to identify their child's physical needs: nutritious food, warm clothes when it's cold, bedtime at a reasonable hour. However, a child's mental and emotional needs may not be as obvious. Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills.

How long does a parent have to go without seeing their child?

four monthsIn most states, the biological parent must show that the absent parent has not seen or contacted the child for at least four months);

What happens if you don’t follow the parenting plan?

Not following a Parenting Plan can cause stress to both the parents and the child. A parent can ask the court to change custody if one parent is not following it. A parent can be held in contempt of court for violating a Parenting Plan. A parent could face criminal charges for not following a Parenting Plan.