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Custody decisions: Who can pick up your kids?

As you move through your divorce, you know that you and your ex are going to have to make custody decisions and come up with a parenting plan. While doing this, remember that there are many questions to ask, some of which don't even involve you or your ex.

For example, who can pick up your kids?

Your general plan may be simple, setting it up so that the parent with physical custody that day picks the kids up from school. Maybe the kids live with you all week, for instance, and then visit your ex on the weekends. You pick them up every day, but he or she picks them up on Friday and drops them off on Monday.

That's great, but what about when neither of you can do it? Maybe your ex has to work late and hires a babysitter. Is that babysitter legally allowed to pick up your kids? If so, do you have a say in who your ex hires?

Remember that other family members may also be involved. Can your sister -- the kids' aunt -- pick the children up? What about your ex's mother?

In a case like this, not only do you and your ex have to be on the same page, but you likely need to create a list of approved people to give to the school. They'll have to know in advance or they may refuse to release the kids to protect them.

This is just one example of a question that must be asked, but it helps to show you how complex the plan needs to be. Make sure you know all of your legal rights while hashing it out.

Source: Livestrong, "Rights Regarding Child Care in Dual-Custody Arrangements," Carissa Lawrence, accessed Sep. 19, 2017

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