California parents might disagree on child custody and parenting time issues throughout the year. In some instances, these are simply logistical disputes and there is no animosity involved. In others, there is substantial discord.
When the kids are off from school, the parents are likely to want to spend more time with them. For the non-custodial parent, this is particularly important.
Parents can negotiate or have a parenting time agreement for the summer
Summer parenting time plans are crafted similarly to custody and parenting time throughout the year.
The court will look at several factors. As with any child-related legal concern, the child’s best interests are paramount. These include health, safety, emotional connection, school as well as abuse or any other problems.
When deciding where the child will spend their time during the summer, what activities they will take part in and if there will be a trip out of the state or country, the parents can have a schedule set up beforehand as part of the parenting time order.
There is no specific template for parenting time. The parents detail their plans and try to come to a friendly agreement. If the sides are not on good terms, this might not work very well.
Parents should consider their options with summer parenting time
When children are off from school, parents want to ensure they have an enjoyable time and are safe. That could include an extended duration of parenting time with the non-custodial parent.
Being prepared for any obstacle that might come up when trying to formulate a workable agreement is key and having advice from people experienced in child custody and parenting time can be helpful for the parents and especially the child.