A Connecticut modification of sole custody can occur based on a child’s educational performance.  Connecticut judges take a child’s education seriously. So if a child misses too much school when with one parent the other parent can be awarded sole custody as part of a Motion for Modification.

That’s just what happened in a recent case where a judge granted a Connecticut modification of sole custody to a father.

The mother initially held primary residential custody but during that period, the child had school related issues. The child was absent 28 times and tardy 49 others over the course of two years. When he was in school, he often complained of being hungry and that he was tired. He was disruptive in class and performed poorly academically.

The Father filed an Emergency Motion for Custody and to Modify the Parenting Plan.

The child was placed with the father and did much better in school. He engaged much better in class and completed his assignments. The judge found that the father provided a more stable environment and awarded the father sole custody and the mother visitation every other weekend.

When deciding issues relating to Modifications of Custody the judge must be guided by what is in the child’s best interest. But what is the child’s “best interest”? What does that term really mean?

In Connecticut, there is a list of best interest factors in Connecticut General Statutes Section 46b-56. The two most relevant for this case appeared to the stability of the child’s existing and proposed residences and the child’s adjustment to his school, home and community.

If your child’s school needs are not being met under the current Parenting Plan you should consider filing a Motion to Modify the arrangement.  Contact me for further details on a Connecticut modification of sole custody.

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