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How to Navigate Child Custody During Spring Break
Hello, parents, and welcome to the world of child custody. Whether you’re a parent or a soon-to-be one, spring break is a great time to check in on your child custody agreement. If you’re looking for tips on navigating this pastime, I’d be happy to help!
Make a schedule
- make a schedule for the kids.
- create a balanced schedule
- it must be fair to both parents.
- it should be flexible enough to accommodate your child’s needs, such as if they have an event or doctor’s appointment during their time with you, but also make sure that you’re not giving up too much of your own time with them so that it becomes unfair in the other direction.
Planning is critical to making spring break less stressful. You can avoid problems with your ex, new partner, and spouse by planning.
For example: If you know that your child is going on a trip with their other parent during spring break, check in with them before they go so that everyone knows what’s expected of them when traveling together as a family unit.
Don’t Take the Kids Out of the State
- don’t take the kids out of state without permission.
- don’t take the kids out of state without letting your ex know.
- don’t take the kids out of state without letting the court know.
Make Sure You and Your Ex-Partner Are on the Same Page
- decide who will get the kids during spring break, how long they’ll be gone, and when they’ll return. You should also decide how they will be picked up, dropped off, and returned.
- if there are any changes in plans or if something comes up during this period (for example: if one of the parents has to work), ensure that everyone is informed so there won’t be any misunderstandings later on.
- make sure you and your ex-partner are on the same page.
How to Navigate Child Custody with a New Partner or Spouse
To avoid unnecessary conflict, keep your new partner or spouse out of it.
You don’t want to let them interfere with your custody arrangement. If they do, it could cause problems for your ex-partner’s ability to maintain a relationship with their children and vice versa. For example, if one parent has custody over spring break and the other doesn’t, then there could be arguments about which parent gets what days off work for them both not to have any time off during this period.
No Spring Break Vacation
It is best to avoid taking the kids on vacation if you are in the middle of a custody battle. Many things can happen during spring break that could cause problems for your case. For example, suppose one parent takes their children out of state and does not tell their ex-partner about it before doing so. In that case, there could be grounds for an argument against them (for example: “I didn’t know where my kids were because they were taken out of state by their mother without telling me.”).
Also, if both parents take their kids out of state but disagree on where they will stay or when they will return home afterward–this could lead to further disagreements between parents later on down the road as well as possibly causing some confusion among children regarding where exactly they live and who is responsible for making decisions regarding their welfare during school breaks like spring break vacations.
If at all possible, avoid taking your child(ren) on any type of trip during this time frame unless both parties agree beforehand on what accommodations need to be made should something go wrong while traveling away from home base; otherwise, stick close enough, so communication remains easy between parties involved regardless whether or not anything happens unexpectedly along the route!
Stay on the Same Page
Spring break is a great time to spend with your kids, family, and friends. But it can also be stressful for parents who have shared custody of their children.
With some planning, you can ensure your kids have a great time on spring break without being stressful or expensive. You can even take them on vacation! Just make sure to plan and keep an eye on all aspects of child custody so that no one gets left out or taken advantage of. Here at Koleilat Law, our attorneys help guide you through every aspect of child custody. If you need help navigating this new agreement contact us today to schedule a consultation.