This post discusses how routine tasks for schooling are impacted by separation and divorce in Pennsylvania.

As summer comes to an end, it is important to remember divorced or non-intact families must approach their child’s schooling a little differently than intact families. For example, many intact families designate one parent to communicate with teachers, fill out school paperwork, and attend parent/teacher conferences. In a family of divorce or when parents live in two separate households, both parents must take responsibility for these tasks. The granting of shared legal custody permits each parent the right to do so. (Read more.)