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February 9, 2006
In the Matter of P Children
Allegations of educational neglect from mother-in-law during divorce proceedings

Filed: January 31, 2006

Nature of Case: Mr. and Mrs. P are currently in the midst of divorce proceedings. Mrs. P has full physical custody of the children, whom she homeschools.

The Department of Family and Children's Services received a report in October 2005, apparently from the paternal grandmother, alleging that the children were neglected (including educational neglect). DFACS investigated, but never filed a deprivation petition. On January 13, 2006, the grandmother filed a petition alleging, in part, that Mrs. P had deprived her children of education as required by law.

Status: In consultation with the attorney who was already representing Mrs. P, HSLDA assisted in defending her on the educational neglect allegation. At the hearing on March 16, 2006, the deprivation petition was dropped and the homeschooling issue was resolved in the divorce proceedings between the parents. Closed.

Last Updated: September 14, 2006