Antony B. Kolenc (J.D., University of Florida College of Law) is an attorney, author, and speaker. He and his wife have homeschooled their five children for over a decade. He is author of The Chronicles of Xanhistorical fiction trilogy, as well as several legal articles. Learn more about him at


1. Laws governing homeschooling, divorce, and child custody vary from state to state. Be sure to check with local and state homeschool organizations for your own state’s rules. You can also access your state’s laws on websites such as FindLaw (/

List of Referenced Cases:

Brown v. Brown, 518 S.E. 2d 336 (Va. Ct. App. 1999).

Carrano v. Dennison, 30 Conn. L. Rptr. 479 (Conn. Sup. Ct., 2001).

Clark v. Reiss, 831 SW. 2d 622 (Ark. Ct. App. 1992).

In re Matter of Epperson, 107 P. 3d 1268 (Mont. 2005).

In the Matter of Martin Kurowski and Brenda (Kurowski) Voydatch, Case No. 2006-M-669 (N.H. Laconia Family Division, Belknap County, 2009).

Rust v. Rust, 864 S.W. 2d 52, 55 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1993).

Snider v. Mashburn, 929 So. 2d 447 (Ala. 2005).

Taylor v. Taylor, 758 N.W. 2d 243 (Mich. 2008).

Publication date: July 12, 2012