Which parent is responsible for making educational decisions on behalf of their kids should always be included as part of a divorce agreement. In Minnesota this falls under the umbrella of legal custody, so who has the power to make these decisions depends on the legal custody arrangement you have in place. Parents with joint legal custody both have a say in educational decisions.
If there are disagreements related to a child’s education after divorce, there are several ways to resolve them:
For more information on how to make educational decisions on behalf of children, including school choice and otherwise, speak with a trusted Minnesota child custody lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.
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