No one ever said parenting was easy, and when you share custody of your child with an ex-partner, things can get even more complicated.
Spring break is a perfect example. You may have plans to take a vacation with your child to spend quality time together. However, there's also the challenge of making sure your child spends time with their other parent. This can become even more difficult if your child custody arrangement isn't specific about which parent has the child during spring break.
The Texas child custody attorneys at Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers share what actions parents can take to help everyone have a fun spring break.
Talk to Your Co-Parent About Your Plans in Advance
As the days get longer and winter gives way to spring, it's important to start planning with your co-parent for how you both will spend spring break. Taking the time to communicate now can help both of you enjoy yourself over the break, knowing that everyone's preferences are considered. With some extra communication and understanding between both parents, there's no reason why spring break can't be a fun and relaxing time for all.
If You're Traveling for Spring Break, Ensure You Have all the Necessary Paperwork in Order
Planning a vacation can be stressful, especially when co-parenting is involved. Before you head off for spring break, ensure all the paperwork is in order with your ex. This includes having up-to-date agreements on the duration and cost of travel-related expenses and exchange times and locations, if applicable. Don't let paperwork be an obstacle to having a fun, stress-free journey with your family.
Have a Backup Plan
A backup plan for spring break is also a good idea, as unexpected events or life changes can happen anytime. Whether it's an illness that comes up or plans that need to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances, you should have some alternative discussions already lined up with your co-parent in case the current arrangements don't work out.
Enjoy Your Time with Your Child - and if You Have Questions, Contact Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers
During spring break, take full advantage of your time with your child. However, our Texas family law attorneys at Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers are here to help if you face difficulties adjusting your child custody arrangement due to spring break. We understand how stressful these issues can be, so reach out online or by phone to find a resolution that works for everyone involved. (940) 293-2313