Don’t forget to make summer plans for your children early

By |2022-04-01T13:13:16+00:0008 Mar 2019|Categories: Child Custody|


With the summer months not too far ahead, you need to start thinking about vacations and school breaks. If you have children with your ex, making plans for these warmer months might be a challenge. Parents who don’t have a child custody agreement will have to try to work out the terms for the summer. This might prove to be a challenge, but we are here to help you.

One factor that you need to decide is how child care will be handled when the children aren’t in school. This can be a big project, especially if the children are young. You and your ex need to decide if each parent will make their own arrangements for when the child is with them or if you will both utilize the same child care option.

If both parents use the same option, discuss how the payments will be made. Will the parent who has the child with them pay the child care or will both parents split all the costs for the entire summer? Making these decisions now can help you to plan accordingly for the expense.

You also need to think about summer vacation. If you want to go away on a trip with the child, find out if there are any geographical limitations that you need to abide by. Letting your ex know the basic information about the trip can be beneficial since it shows that you are willing to be part of a parenting team. It also gives you a chance to find out if your plans and your ex’s plans will overlap at all.

Ultimately, you should have these plans laid out clearly in the parenting plan. This gives you something to refer to each summer when the plans need to be made.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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