Guyton, GA asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: I have 50/50 physical & legal custody of my children. Can my ex move their school without my consent?

In our divorce papers she has final decision on education. They have been in the same school for years but she recently moved to a nearby county and wants them to go to school there. She never asked me, I found out from the kids. I asked her about it and she says she has final say and is moving them. Can she do this? What should I do?

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your agreement should spell out whose school district controls where they go. In the absence of that, you probably both have the right to enroll them in school, based on the 50/50. You likely will not be able to resolve it through court before school starts, so unless you can prove there's a very good reason they shouldn't attend the new school, it may not be a battle worth fighting.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: From what you are saying, it sounds like she can do it, because she has the final say on their education. We would need to know more about the details of your case to provide more guidance.

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