Understanding Your Responsibility for Extracurricular Activities
Hi, I’m Brian L. Jackson, a Tulsa Father’s Rights Attorney. As a parent, you want to support your child’s extracurricular activities and help them develop their skills and interests. However, when you’re going through a divorce or separation, determining your financial responsibility for these activities can become a source of conflict.
In Oklahoma, you become responsible for your share of the extracurricular expenses when you receive reasonable notice. This means that if your co-parent tells you about an upcoming activity and the associated costs, you are expected to pay your portion.
Exceptions to Your Responsibility for Extracurriculars
However, there are situations where you may not be responsible for the extracurricular expenses, even if you receive notice. If your custody order explicitly states that you and your co-parent must agree to enroll your child in extracurricular activities for both parties to be responsible for the costs, you may not be liable if your co-parent enrolls your child without your agreement.
Similarly, if your custody order prohibits either parent from enrolling your child in extracurricular activities without the other parent’s agreement, you may not be responsible for the costs if your co-parent enrolls your child without your consent.
What to Do If Your Co-Parent Enrolls Your Child Without Your Agreement
If your co-parent enrolls your child in extracurricular activities without your agreement, you may want to take legal action. Filing for contempt can be an effective way to hold your co-parent accountable for not consulting with you before enrolling your child in an activity. However, it’s important to consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Contact a Fathers’ Rights Attorney at Dads.Law
At Dads.Law, we understand the challenges that fathers face during divorce and custody disputes. If you need help understanding your responsibility for extracurricular activities or taking legal action against your co-parent, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an Oklahoma divorce lawyer. Call us at (918) 962-0900 or visit us online to learn more.