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What School Will The Children Attend?

When going through a divorce or child custody case, a big issue that comes up is where the children where attend school. This can be quite the contested issue. Whether the children are attending school when the case starts, or if they haven’t started school yet, this can have a bearing on a divorce or child custody case.

Ultimately, custody is determined by looking at what is in the best interest of the child. However, the laws can vary depending on the state but a lot of different factors can play a role in determining what school the child is to attend.

If the children are already attending a certain school, there can often be hesitancy for children to change schools. In some cases, parties might argue that the current school the children are attending are not meeting their educational needs. If this is not the case, it can be a tough to argue that the school of the children should be changed.

There are some cases in which the child may have significant educational challenges. This can be particularly true if a child has been diagnosed with a learning condition that can have a bearing on the ability of a child to succeed in school. In cases like this, an educational assessment by a professional can be significant in the court’s decision.

In many cases, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of the children. The guardian ad litem may wish to talk to teachers, counselors, medical professionals and, of course, the parents to help make a determination.

The ranking of the schools based on data available like graduation rates, standardized test scores and other factors may be something they court might consider in making a determination.

At the end of the day, there are a variety of factors that go into determining what school a child should attend in a divorce or child custody case.

We also provide visitors a wealth of information on our website regarding child custody and other related domestic matters. You can read articles about family law, view informational videos, listen to our podcast or download our mobile application.

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Getting visitation rights means drafting a parenting plan that works. We can help.
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Courts have continuing jurisdiction over child custody and visitation orders. So, when a parent wants to move, it is usually necessary to get the court's permission first. Failure to do so can put your time with your child in jeopardy.
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If a parent fails to follow a child custody order, it may be possible to take him or her to court to enforce the order.
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Next to divorce actions, paternity cases (custody and support cases between unmarried parents) are among the most common cases in family law.
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Parents are often concerns about their parental rights, especially fathers in certain circumstances.
Family Access Motions
If you are being denied access to your children, you may want to consider a family access motion.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
If you have jurisdictional issues involving your custody case, you will want an attorney familiar with the UCCJEA.
Custody Evaluations
If you have a complex custody case where psychological issues or abuse may be in play, you might want to consider a child custody evaluation
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If you are dealing with an international child custody dispute, and perhaps child abduction, knowing about the Hague Convention is often critical.
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If you are not the biological parents, in certain cases all may not be lost. You might have a right to third party custody in certain situations.
Fertility and Surrogacy
Fertility and surrogacy is a growing area of the law for those who want children.
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In some custody cases, parties might live far apart. This can result in difficult child custody cases with transportation at issue.

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