With summer break quickly approaching, parents often find this a tricky time of year. Their children’s schedules are often completely different and irregular, making it hard for parents to have a plan. Kids in the summer are in camps, sports, and other activities all over the area making it even harder to work out logistics. For parents who are divorced, disputes over the summer schedule can quickly arise.
Summer parenting disputes are common and can cause friction among the biological parents. If one parent isn’t flexible with the plans, it can lead to some serious complications. Summer schedules should be included in a parenting plan and may include the following:
- How parenting time should be scheduled if one parent wants to take the kids on a trip.
- How parenting time will be structured during the summer break.
- How time for family holidays, trips, and birthdays should be structured over the break.
- How to handle spontaneous events that occur.
- If one parent has the right to take the children out of state without the other parent’s permission.
If divorced parents are still not able to resolve their summer break parenting plan disputes, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in family law. An attorney can meet with their client and offer advice as to how to proceed. They understand the difficulties parents are facing and can lighten the burden and offer legal remedies. Managing parenting disputes with your ex does not have to be painful with the help of an attorney.