Parenting Coordination

Reasonable Telephone Contact Should Be . . . Well . . . Reasonable

Parents are encouraged to maintain open, positive and frequent contact with their children.  The Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines provide that: “both parents shall have reasonable phone access to their child. Telephone communication with the child by either parent to the residence where the child is located shall be conducted at reasonable hours, shall be of reasonable duration, and at reasonable intervals, without interference from the other parent.”

2018-10-17T16:51:39-04:00September 1st, 2018|Parenting Coordination, Wanzer Edwards News|

Curricular or Extracurricular? That is the Question.

As you are likely aware, weekly child support does not cover the cost of a child’s extracurricular activities and related supplies.  Most parents have a separate agreement or order about how extracurricular costs will be shared.  It’s fairly easy to understand that regular school clothes, annual school fees and school lunches are the expenses that are paid by the parent receiving child support with financial support provided by the other parent in the form of weekly child support.  It is also easy to understand that the travel soccer team, special cleats required for soccer and the team shirt are extracurricular expenses that are paid separately by parents outside of weekly child support.  But what about the confusing gray areas where school and activities meet?