The school should be consulted, and if the father's visits are disturbing the child, the court can be petitioned to restrict access. However, if the school encourages or is unconcerned about the visits, where is the harm?
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This is truly about what is in the childs best interest, if the school thinks it is ok, then you should defer to them, if not, you may go to court and stop the visits if they are harming the child. take care.
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As a proud parent of an autistic child, I can empathize with the need to maintain a set, routine schedule. However, as Ms. Stuart-Fink so correctly noted, what does the school say? If you are claiming there is "harm" in the school visits, the Court will almost certainly want to know the school's position on the visits. I would kindly recommend you consult with a local-area Family Law attorney to assess all your options in response to these "school visits." And, remember that April is Autism Awareness Month, so turn on a blue light bulb on your porch! Warmest regards, Matt Catchick.