So that I can provide you with the most accurate information, please tell me:
1. What is your child's age?
twins - 11 years old
2. Why is your child missing school?
my ex-wife is taking them to London on a trip for a week over memorial day, neither asked or consulted me, just told me.
then this weekend she took them out of school on Friday and today for Greek Easter and again did not ask me, after I requested that she not to take them out of school again without asking me.
3. Does your child miss school with the consent of the other parent?
yes, see above
4. What does your parenting plan state regarding education?
during school year kids live with mother, and I have visitation rights for all holidays and vacation and multiple other weekends.
While she is free to make day to day decisions regarding the kids as they are living with her, we have shared legal custody and regarding decisions pertaining to the "welfare" of the children - which IMHO covers taking your children out of school all the time.
5. What else do you think it would be in court and for me to know to properly respond?
Well........ We used to have shared custody...then she told me that she had to move from Virginia to Philadelphia for work purposes, and could not stay. So I moved with my new wife and kid to Philly. then she told me that she was not moving...and it was too late for me to stay as I had already moved. We went to court and I represented myself (she went after me for "abandonment" among other things) and I won in a huge landslide where the judge told her to stop being so ridiculous and in her view she had deceived me into moving and the judge would seriously consider giving me custody (which I did not want at the time as they had just gotten into a new AP Program school). The judge awarded me very good visitation rights and we have shared legal custody. Since then she has flagrantly disregarded my parental rights and done whatever she wants - this being the latest example. I feel if I do not do something it is just going to get worse and she will soon stop me from even seeing them (she already stops them from talking to me on the phone - and refuses to give them cell phones).