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Is there a parenting plan that defines you rights as the non custodial parent ?
When you are at the school is it for a school function involving the children ?
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Hi. Thanks for responding. No there is no parenting plan that defines my rights. It just says that he has them during the weeks and I have them the majority of holidays and weekends. I have not been at the school for anything. I went in to introduce myself to the principal and get the kids' grades. The parenting agreement says nothing about access to the children at school. I live out of state.
Since you do not have weekday visitation it is probably appropriate that you are not allowed access at school. You can ask your ex to tell the school to allow you access on the days you are in town. Without being able to convince your ex, you would need to get a court to allow you access through a modification of your custody agreement.
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what does my participating in the school have anything to do with custody? i do not understand. there are many non custodial parents who go to their kid's school.
There have been many children abducted from schools by their non custodial parents. The schools to protect themselves have developed authorization procedures to allow parent access to children at school. Schools and responsible for the safety and welfare of the children at school.
Non custodial parents can go to school if they are authorized by the custodial parent or by court order. Many separation agreements within the order provide that a non custodial parent is to pick the child up from school to start the visitation period. These non custodial parent would have authorization by virtue of the parenting agreement and perhaps permission from the custodial parent.
You do not have visitation that commences after school period. You do not have authorization to see your children at school. To resolve this you either need to get your ex wife to authorize your seeing the children, or get a court order allowing your access to the children at school.