Family Bill of Rights

Rights of the Child

  • Right to continuing relationship with both parents.
  • Right to know and appreciate what is good in each parent without one parent degrading the other.
  • Right to express love, affection and respect for each parent without fear of disapproval from the other parent.
  • Right not to be made feel guilty for being with one parent by the other parent.
  • Right to have consistent contact with both parents.

Rights of the Parent

  • Right to reasonable access and contact with the child based upon reasonable prior notice.
  • Right to have access to school and medical reports.
  • Right to be notified of a major illness/injury to the child.

Guidelines for Parents

  • Refrain from fighting, arguing, or degrading the other parent in the presence of the child.
  • Provide the child with a safe emotional environment to continue to love the other parent.
  • Encourage good feelings from the child about the other parent.
  • Communicate with the other parent openly and honestly and regularly to avoid misunderstandings.