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Q: Joint legal and physical custody but ex asked for and won "final say" in regards to school district.

But he now thinks he is allowed to sign up our 3 year old for Montessori preschool 5 days a week all the way across town and at $150 a week. I currently work from home and all of my parenting time with my son is spent with him. I have been lucky enough to be able to be at home throughout my son's life. I understand that school is important but I do not believe preschool five days a week, full-time, plus an hour and a half in the car and losing all that time with his mom and dad during the last year of childhood before actual school begins is in his best interest. My ex has already enrolled him basically said I have no choice. Is there anything I can do?

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: This answer to your question depends on the specific wording of your Order and the specific circumstances of your case. Did the Judge know this was the dispute when the Judge granted the father "final say"? If so, the answer to your question may be much different than if this was presented to the judge as a disagreement as to school districts once the child starts kindergarten.

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