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Schooling and divorce: Talk it out

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2020 | Custody And Parenting Time |

It can be tough to decide how you want to raise your child when they’re between homes. You might have your own preferences when it comes to their schooling or activities, but if you and the other parent both have legal custody, then you’ll have to compromise.

With schooling, you may have a number of different factors to consider. For example, you may need to think about:

  • Which school(s) your child has attended in the past and if they can continue there following your divorce
  • Where your child feels most comfortable
  • The school’s ethics
  • Any religious elements of a school you might choose
  • A school’s activities and opportunities

You and the other parent may not always decide on the best place for your child to attend school, but it’s important that you do discuss what is or is not going to work for you.

What do you do if you can’t decide on a school for your child?

Regardless of your situation, your child must go to school when the school year comes around. Whether or not you agree, one of you, either you or your ex-spouse, will need to agree to disagree when you can’t come to an amicable agreement.

Talk through the issues you have with each option, and do your best to settle on the best option, even if it’s not perfect. If you still cannot come up with a solution, then it may result in having to speak with your attorney about preparing for court. Arguments over schooling are common, but they have to be resolved, so your child may be educated.