Child Custody – Choice of School, Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals


Mother brought a motion asking court to settle a dispute over schooling between Mother and Father. The Trial Court entered an order pursuant to KRS 159.010 placing the child in Mother’s school of choice. The Court of Appeals vacated the order holding that KRS 159.010 “merely directs placement of a child in a school after the parents have reached an agreement on the critical issue.” The Court of Appeals remanded with instructions for the Trial Court to make a determination on school according to the child’s best interests citing the ruling in Keifer. Keifer v. Keifer, 354 S.W.3d 123, 125–26 (Ky. 2011).

Digested by Elizabeth M. Howell