What is the name of your state? California
Ex and I have joint physical/legal custody of our 10 yr old son. He is with me on Mon and Tues, with Dad on Wed and Thurs, and we alternate weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun). When at dad's for the weekend he often doesn't go to school on Mon, or stays out of school on Fridays, he is also often late when he does go to school. Dad says he's sick, but son says 'they woke up late' or Dad wasn't going to work so they stayed home. Recently Dad left for a 3 wk trip out of the country, the day before he left he kept son home from school, Dad returns this week, I'm sure he'll keep him out of school upon his return because he's been gone so long.
Is keeping a 10 yr old home from school illegal? Is there anything I can do about it? Dad is in the Phillipines marrying an on-line girlfriend, I suspect he will attempt to gain full custody upon his return, can son's attendance record be used to show the need for joint custody if only to keep him in school on a more regular basis?