Assisting Parents With Changing School Districts
It’s clear that parents want what’s best for their children. However, even with the best-laid parenting plans, a life change can have unforeseen effects. A parent relocating to a new neighborhood may be zoned for a different school and may wish to enroll their child in that district. But what if there’s a disagreement between parents as to how to proceed?
For more than 25 years, I have helped parents in Lake County address family law issues. To discuss any question surrounding relocation or changing school districts, contact my Bannockburn office.
The Process For Changing School Districts
In Illinois, matters involving a child’s education are typically addressed during conversations regarding the allocation of significant decision-making responsibilities. As such, most parenting plans call for joint input from parents regarding educational issues.
So when a parent moves or is seeking to transfer their child to a new district or school, the parenting schedule will need to be modified. This needs to be done by the court. Typically, the court will value the stability of the child and will weigh in several factors if there’s a disagreement between parents. An experienced lawyer can help you present a clean, detailed case.
I represent parents on both sides of the issue — those seeking a change to the parenting plan and those opposed to it. I can help draft a strong, cogent argument while advocating for both your parental rights and the child’s best interests.