The school year has started, which can often mean added stress for divorced or recently separated couples. The Tulsa family law firm of Fry & Elder realizes this and wishes to provide a few tips on how you can better help ensure that your ex and you are on the same page and are cordial when dealing with your child’s school and extra-curricular activities schedule.
Major in major and minor in minor
Simply put: Renowned Tulsa divorce lawyer Robert G “Hap” Fry recommends that divorces couples focus their time and conversations on the most important issues and less time on the petty or minor issues. Obviously, some of the major issues would be to coordinate to-and-from school transportation from school and extra-curricular activities. Something that might be considered low priority would be to argue over your child being returned 5 minutes late. These things happen, and you would not want to be subjected to a qualm over this if you were running a little behind.
Chances are, opportunities will arise last minute for your child where they are invited to a sleep over or to go to a game. The same could happen to your ex and you. Remember that giving, taking and being understanding will get you a lot farther than being inflexible and adhering to an uncompromising strict schedule. It is always best to put the child’s best interests first, which sometimes includes allowing them to participate in unforeseen activities.
Chances are you both want to see your child flourish and excel in school, which means you will equally be invested in working and communicating with your child’s teachers and coaches. Make sure all parties are on the same page, as it will better establish the best results and lines of communications.
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As an accomplished and decorated Tulsa divorce lawyer, Robert G “Hap” Fry has been considered an authority figure in the realm of family law in Oklahoma. He was recently honored by the esteemed publication Best Lawyers® as its Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016. Fellow Fry & Elder trial lawyers M. Shane Henry, Aaron D. Bundy and Luke Barteaux also have been selected as SuperLawyers® Rising Stars™. The firm additionally made the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms for 2015. Should you have any questions about family law, personal injury or criminal law matters in Oklahoma, Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation.