Start thinking about vacation plans to avoid a last-minute rush

By |2022-04-01T13:13:08+00:0008 Feb 2019|Categories: Child Custody|


Even though it is still wintertime, now is the best time for parents to think about what they are going to do this summer with the children. If you have a child custody agreement, making plans as early as possible can help ensure that there aren’t any conflicts with the schedule. Before you do this, make sure that you take a look at the parenting plan to determine what stipulations are present for vacations.

Some parenting plans might have geographical limitations about where the parents can take the children without permission from the other parent or the court. If you have this in your order, make sure that you get this before you make any firm plans if the area you are going to travel to is outside of the allowed area.

Another consideration that you have is when you are going to leave. Ideally, you will be able to make this work with the parenting time schedule. If not, find out if vacations take precedence over the normal schedule. Having that term in the agreement can make your planning easier since you will be able to have the kids when the vacation schedule makes it necessary. Just be sure that you don’t go over the allowed number of days that is listed in the order.

You should discuss the plans with your ex to make sure that there aren’t any overlaps with their plans. This also gives you a chance to give them an overview of the vacation to find out if there are any issues. Remember, the goal is to work together to give your children a good life.

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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