My ex wife is a elementary school teacher and currently my son is enrolled at the same school. We are no longer able to be amicable. Problem is the school is 40 miles away . Is there a way to make it to where we pick a school between our two residents?
Sure there is a way . . . you could agree . . . but why would you disrupt your son's education and put him in yet another school he isn't zoned for (as between your two homes would likely be out of zone for both homes)? The court is going to look out for your child's best interests, and apparently at one point in time you and your spouse felt that the school your spouse is teaching at was a good school and "better" than your zoned school (perhaps simply for convenience). With your son's home life now changing drastically, the court will not be inclined to change his school and further disrupt his life -- assuming he is doing well and adjusted at his school.
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I agree with Ms. Whitbeck. Assuming the two of you cannot agree to a change, the Court will focus on what is in the best interests of your child in analyzing a request for a change. Stability can be a large part of the Court's analysis. Hope this helps and good luck.
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