It’s almost summertime, and living should be easy. However, in families of divorce with children, things can become complicated – especially when planning for summer vacations.
Summer vacation can be a major source of contention between divorced parents, because each wants to have the freedom to plan their vacations at will. However, depending upon custody arrangements or parenting plans, summer vacation options may be limited.
If you are a divorced parent, here are some key points to consider as you make your summer vacation plans:
Kids in the Middle, a nonprofit group that “helps families transition to a new way of life before, during and after separation and divorce,” underscores the importance of helping children through a potentially fraught extended period of time without the other parent. They suggest making arrangements for your child or children to contact the other parent while on vacation and encourage parents to discuss a plan for what the child can do if they are missing the other parent while gone for an extended time (call, draw them a picture, send them a postcard, etc.).
In the end, it is important to remember that the vacations should be about enjoying spending time with the children. Keeping these tips in mind will keep the stress down on everyone involved – and your summertime really will be easier.
With a combined 30 years in family law, the attorneys at Jones Family Law Group, LLC, will provide the legal guidance you need. For questions or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact our team today.
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