I cannot figure out how to reply to individual comments (first post) but yes, we do have a signed release of information stipulating we may communicate with the lawyer (signed by dad) buuuuut, there are already custody difficulties and I am not sure if dad technically has the authority to release the student's records.
The school I work in has a dysfunctional power-struggle going on, and I couldn't figure out if my directions were coming from the admin, office manager, or our district. Admin is adamant that we follow the chain of command, which is normally valid, but the problem is that I don't trust the chain of command. I ended up contacting our district head and they said DO NOT talk to the lawyer, and instructed me to wait to receive a subpoena or deposition. Which is the answer I was hoping for.
Thank you for the input, and validation, as I was feeling like the lone voice of reason over here.