Seattle, WA asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Idaho

Q: Should long distance custody agreements allow for children to miss up to two weeks of school per year for non custodial?

My husband's ex moved out of state thousands of miles away to follow her new husband in his career in the air force. We're trying to come up with a parenting plan to allow as much time for her with the kids as possible, but she's wanting the kids to miss 2 weeks of school each year for extended visits to her for Thanksgiving and spring break. This makes my husband and I uncomfortable regarding their schooling, as they are only 6 and 9 right now and being present in school is important to us. Is this a reasonable accommodation for her? Or should we limit school days missed as much as possible?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: Are these consecutive or contiguous weeks? Second question, two weeks is not a terribly long time. They can also take schoolwork home and study remotely so why are you willing to spend thousands of dollars on attorneys for something simple that you should be able to work out in emails?

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