Unless the courts have ordered something different, both parents have the right to:
Receive information concerning the health, education and welfare of the kids
Talk with the other parent before making a decision concerning the health, education and welfare of the kids
Access their children’s medical, dental, psychological and educational records
Consult with the kids’ doctors
Consult with the school concerning the kids’ welfare and educational status
Attend school activities
Be listed as an emergency contact on the kids’ records
Consent to medical treatment during an emergency involving an immediate danger to the health and safety of the kids
Be offered the chance to take care of the kids during the other parent’s time if the other parent has something that keeps them from the kids
There are some extra things that parents going through a split should keep in mind.
Alcohol consumption – limit the amount of alcohol you consume during your time with your kids, especially if alcohol has been a problem before. Never drive with your children if you’ve been drinking.
New romantic partners – take care to introduce your new boyfriend or girlfriend to your kids slowly, so they don’t feel as though their other parent is being replaced.
Travel – when planning trips for business or pleasure, with or without your kids, keep your kids’ schedules and your parenting plan in mind.