One of the most difficult decisions to make following a divorce is where your child will continue to go to school. Because it can greatly impact their future, the argument over where your child will attend school may seem like the most bitter of the divorce.
Here are a few significant factors considered for school choice in family court:
- Wishes of the Parents
First and foremost, the wishes of each parent will be heard and considered. Then, the argument of each parent will be closely analyzed. Is one spouse disagreeing for the sake of disagreeing? Has any research been conducted by either parent? Is there evidence to support their recommendation? If one parent is lacking in this department, the choice could quickly swing toward the other parent’s school choice.