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Question: I and my children's father have been divorced for several years. The children are very comfortable with my boyfriend and I trust him explicitly. Recently, one of the children was injured at school. Administration attempted to contact me, but I was unavailable, as was my ex. My boyfriend is listed as an emergency contact but has no decision making rights over the kids. Can I afford him POA to make those decisions without the consent of my ex?

Answer: As far as this situation is concerned you are going to have to look at your original divorce decree. Within the decree will be the custody agreement that you have, based on this you will either be able to (if you have sole custody) or unable to (joint custody). This is a matter that would involve a court petition and it would be most helpful to discuss this with a Family Law attorney.

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  • I and my children's father have been divorced for several years. The children are very comfortable with my boyfriend and I trust him explicitly. Recently, one of the children was injured at school. Administration attempted to contact me, but I was unavailable, as was my ex. My boyfriend is listed as an emergency contact but has no decision making rights over the kids. Can I afford him POA to make those decisions without the consent of my ex?

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