Homeschooling Your Child After Divorce - Part 1

 Posted on June 12,2024 in Child Custody

Miami Family Law AttorneyWhen a child is attending a traditional brick-and-mortar school, shared child custody arrangements can be very difficult unless the parents live close together. Your options in that situation might be limited to giving one parent custody during the school year while the other parent is limited to seeing the child only during breaks from school. Homeschooling can allow for a 50/50 or similar child custody arrangement. There are benefits and risks associated with homeschooling after divorce. A Miami, FL child custody attorney can help you decide whether homeschooling is right for you and your child. 

Benefits of Homeschooling After Divorce 

The most notable benefit of homeschooling is that you can create a child custody schedule without having to worry about transporting your child to and from school. If one parent lives a little too far from your child’s school to reasonably drive him there every day, homeschooling can make it easy for you to share time with your child more easily. 

Other benefits of homeschooling your child after divorce include: 

  • Closer monitoring - If your child is struggling with the divorce, homeschooling her can allow you to monitor your child more closely. At a traditional school, your child may have more opportunities to get into trouble without detection. At home, you can keep a close eye on her. You will be better able to see how she is handling the divorce and whether her behavior or mood is changing in concerning ways. 

  • Quality time - Children often need more attention from both parents in the aftermath of divorce to feel loved and secure. Homeschooling allows you to spend more one-on-one time with your child. You can take your child on unique field trips as you see fit. 

  • Facilitating parental cooperation - You and the other parent will need to work together to help your child meet his educational goals. It can be very good for children to see their parents work as a team to support them. 

  • Easier access to mental health support - If your child is among the many who benefit from counseling or family therapy after divorce, a traditional school and extracurricular schedule can make it difficult to schedule appointments. If you are homeschooling, you can schedule appointments around your work schedule and pause the school day to take your child to her appointments. 

  • Customized education - You and your ex-spouse can instruct your child according to his individual needs and create lesson plans to suit his learning style. 

Contact a Miami, FL Child Custody Attorney

Miami Family Law Group, PLLC is committed to helping divorced and separated parents create customized child custody plans to meet the individual needs of each family. Our experienced Miami-Dade County, FL child custody attorneys focus on helping families solve problems and protect their children. Contact us at 305-520-7874 for a complimentary consultation.

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