A: You would not need to have majority custody. You would only need to have final decision-making over educational decisions. You could file a motion in the same court where the initial parenting plan or schedule was entered and ask to have it modified or ask to have the court determine if the STEM program is in the best interest of your child. You would want to read whatever Parenting Plan you have to see if there is any language in there you can use before filing anything. You may just want to tell Mom you will do all of the driving or try to come to an agreement with her first. Of course it is best to consult with an attorney on this issue.
A: I am sorry you are going through this. You can serve the other person by publication. You put it in the newspaper and after a period of time you can obtain a default divorce. There is quite a bit of paperwork that goes along with this so I suggest you ask an attorney to help you with the paperwork.