I share 50/50 custody of my daughter with my ex wife. Court orders state we have to mutually agree to school decisions. However, I want to change my daughters school to a better district. In her current school she’s had to deal with constant lice infestations and teachers who are avid pot smokers. Which I have physical proof of both. My ex wife doesn’t want me to change school districts because it is inconvenient for her to drive a longer route. Can I file a motion to get approval from a judge? What can I do if I believe this change is in the best interest of my daughter?
Does your order provide for tie-breaking authority to either of you? If so, that party gets the final say as to where your daughter goes to school. Are there provisions in the order regarding how to resolve disagreements?
It may make the most sense to attempt to resolve this matter directly with the school or other means, it could take a long time to be resolved in court.
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