No matter how amicable a divorce may be, any children involved in a split may end up with some level of emotional distress from the situation. When parents choose to divorce, often their main concern is the well-being of their children. With this in mind, they do their best to work things out quickly, divide up their assets and move on peacefully. But what happens when the court system intervenes and makes decisions in regards to their children that neither parent is pushing for?
This scenario is playing out in a Florida court currently. A mother and father were working their way through their divorce when their children's homeschooling came to light during the case. While that may seem like an unrelated topic, for some reason, it became the highlight of the proceeding. According to reports, a guardian ad litem, who is a person appointed to look out for the best interests of the children involved, told the judge she believed the children would benefit from socialization, recommending that they go to a small school. The judge agreed, ordering the children to be sent to a public school.
As readers can imagine, a lot of people are up in arms about the ruling, which is currently on appeal. Although this situation is rare, it is a good reminder that those in the middle of divorce cases may face curveballs throughout the process. In these situations, having a lawyer by your side is crucial in order to get the best outcome.
Source: WND, "Family banned from homeschooling after divorce," Bob Unruh, Dec. 2, 2013