After Divorce: Who Decides Which School The Children Will Go To?

Perhaps you have very young children who are not yet attending school, or you have children in school, but, you and your soon-to-be-ex are in disagreement about which school the children should attend. Which school will your children attend?

Usually, the school the children will attend, will be in the same school district where the primary custodial parent lives. If neither parent is the primary custodial parent, and the parents live in different school districts, then the choice of school districts may be more difficult to determine.

If the parents cannot agree on which school district the children should attend, the court would have to consider several factors. Some of those factors may be: (i) how far is the school from the children’s homes? (ii) are the children currently attending one of the schools? (iii) do the children have friends in any of the schools? (iv) does the school have the services, athletics and extra-curricular activities that the children need or want?

If you want your children to attend private school, then that usually requires an agreement between the parents. However, if your children were attending private school before the divorce, and you can still afford to send them to private school, then typically, the children can remain in private school.

If you need more information about which school your children will attend, then you need to consult with an attorney who has the experience to guide you. The Badanes Law Office can help you and has provided real world advice to numerous client in their divorce matters.

Call the Badanes Law Office today at: 631-239-1702, email us at: The Badanes Law Office is located in Northport, Suffolk County and Garden City, Nassau County.

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