Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Maine

Q: What is the likelihood that I will be granted custody of elementary school-aged children due to truancy

I want to ask for weekdays during school w/ dad having weekends, all minor holidays and school breaks with odd/even year split major holidays. Dad having them during the week during summer.

I am trying to keep it so the dad still has as close to 50/50 as possible but I have them during school days so they are attending and completing homework. Current schedule is 2 2 3 but there is no court order. Father previously agreed to new schedule change but then refused. There is a past domestic violence charge on the fathers record were the children and mother had a protection order. The PO is no longer present. Father has attended all required classes. But cannot/will not bring children to school. Childrens principle has sent letters stating children are on threshold of truancy. Files requested indicate truancy is due to children not attending school on days father has them in his custody.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Guillory
Robert Guillory
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Saco, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: if things are as you say i would think your chances would be very good. i would consider contacting child protective at dhhs if the kids are not going to school.

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