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What does sole parental responsibility mean for me?

Hi there.

I have been granted "sole parental responsibility" for the day to day care, welfare and develpomentof my children - during the times in which the chn reside with me. I have the full time care of my children.

They see the other parent every second weekend,and during this time in which the chn are with the other parent, they have the "sole parental responsibility". This is where I get a little stuck, however, i believe i am right… so correct me if i am wrong.

If I have the sole parenal responsibility Mon through Fri, every week, do i have the right to say to the other parent, that I DO NOT want them attending the school in which the chn attend?

I see it in my chn's best interest that the other parent not attend their school, as the other parent has a HATE for my partner, and it is my partner that is taking my children to school everyday, picking the children up every day, attending canteen, on 2 committees, and attends school assemblies every week. As well as helping with reading in the school, and helps with all carnivals held at the school.

My partner is at the school all the time, and it is "the other parent" that is very jealous of my partner.

The other parent has made it clear that they will cause trouble while at the school, and i dont see how this is any good for my children.

PLEASE HELP ME OUT WITH MY QUERY!

thanks, does this change things???

Just to add to my last bit of info, my partner has taken an AVO out on my ex (the other parent) as the other parent told my partner that they were going to kill my partner, AND the other parent did this at a school function, in front of parents, teachers and all the children…

The school are unsure where they stand in all of this, due to court orders and what not…
Jomummy said
The school are unsure where they stand in all of this, due to court orders and what not…
I believe the school should very much know where it stands, there again it may be different from State to state, but I believe that there have been posts on here about the sorts of actions schools can (might even be must) take to curtail troublesome persons. Perhaps a search for school might prove fruitful.

If not then I guess that the respective education dept would have a legal section at could be consulted and that's one action that the school should be aware of.

regarding schooling

Thankyou for your information. It has helped me a lot to understand where i stand.  I searched for "Schools" and came across some very informative information. THANKYOU
On the other hand could it be seen that you do not have the best interests of your children at heart in that you do not want your X attending your childrens school because your current partner is there and that is the cause of the problems.

Would it not be more prudent to encourage your childrens relationship with your X.  

Does your current partner have a paying job at the school or is it voluntary, if it is voluntary would it not be better to encourage the relationship between you x and the children by asking your current partner to curtail his/her involvement in the school.

If however you and your current partner have a child/ren together and that child/ren are attending the same school that would be a different matter.
Jomummy said
Just to add to my last bit of info, my partner has taken an AVO out on my ex (the other parent) as the other parent told my partner that they were going to kill my partner, AND the other parent did this at a school function, in front of parents, teachers and all the children…

The school are unsure where they stand in all of this, due to court orders and what not…
State schools do have access to the legal departments of their Education department. Any school, private or state has the right to ban any individual from its property. Put simply the safety of children overrides any individual rights or freedoms.

Actually the Father has a far greater right to attend the school than the Step Father - who does not have a legal relationship to the child. Unless there are orders to the contrary it is generally accepted that school events are on both parents time.

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
"Sole parental responsibility" whilst the child is in your care means day to day care matters, not long term issues.

"Equal shared parental responsibility" usually precedes an order as to sole parental responsibility whilst they are in your care.

Unless there is an order to the contrary, both parents can attend and contact the child's school, receive newsletters and reports, attend assemblies and concerts, etc.
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