Alpharetta, GA asked in Child Custody for Georgia

Q: Which district do the children go to school? Mom with primary custody or dad with educational tie breaker?

Parents live in different counties. How far can mom move from dad’s residence without it being considered a hardship for the children? Where can the law be found by county that the children go to school in the district of the parent with primary custody

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
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A: The children have to go to school where Mom lives. There is no answer for the 2nd question. That is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards
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  • Atlanta, GA
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A: Wow! That’s a tough situation. Children usually go where the primary custodial parent is districted for. Moving out of district will be considered on a case by case basis.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The children will go to school in mom's school district as that is their residential address. If you move so far away that it interferes with dad's ability to exercise his parenting time, that could be considered a material change in circumstances warranting a modification of the parenting plan.

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