You Have to Fight…for Your Right to…PARENT!
With apologies to the Beastie Boys, it should NOT be a fight to get your child’s important school and medical records. Fortunately, by law in Mississippi, you are entitled to those records regardless of your Custody papers.
Miss. Code Ann., Sec. 93-5-26, concerns a noncustodial parent’s right of access to records and information pertaining to minor children.
“Notwithstanding any other provisions of law…access to records…pertaining to a minor child, including but not limited to medical, dental and school records, shall not be denied to a parent because the parent is not the child’s custodial parent if such parent’s rights have not been terminated by adoption or by termination of parental rights proceeding.” Id.
As a parent you have the right to this information by law. You can request medical records regarding your child’s health and prior appointments, you can get their school records and grades, whether the other parent gives it to you or not.
Armed with this Statute and a smile, schools and doctor’s offices have no right to refuse you this information.
Print YOUR Copy of the Law Here! Miss. Code Ann., Sec. 93-5-26
Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody Litigation Attorney in Mississippi and wants parents to know their rights and fight for their right to…Parent!