I am new to this group and at the end of my rope for looking for resources! I have 3 stepsons in grade school. They have been in the same school since kindergarten, and struggle keeping up with their peers. BM wants to pull them out of school for three months next winter and take them out of state to a warmer climate (for selfish reasons).
We have a court date scheduled to discuss this, but she has already told the boys they are going. I have to say, I have been appalled at the way the court has handled what seem to me to be ludicrous decisions on her part. I am concerned that they will side with her and set a precedence for the next decade of the boys' lives.
We are more than able to have the boys stay with us while their mother leaves the state, in a stable, two-parent home (she has had men move in and out of her residence), and have expressed this desire. The city to which she wants to take the boys is notorious for reckless behavior (partying, drugs, etc.), and not anywhere I would ever want my young children to be.
It seems so obvious that the boys should stay here with us, but I fear the worst and don't know how to proceed to make the court see reason (as she clearly isn't going to).
Any help/suggestions are welcome! Thank you for reading!