Address Spring Break Vacations In Your Parenting Plan
Almost every child looks forward to spring break each year, and parents may be equally excited to take their kids on a vacation to see new places and experience new things. However, if you are getting divorced or are in the midst of a custody battle, things like spring break vacations may all of a sudden seem uncertain. LAW OFFICES OF PIAZZA & SIMMONS, LLC can help.
In many cases, both parents wish to take their kids on a vacation during their time off school. Obviously, it is not possible for a child to be in two different places at once, so the parents will have to compromise in some way. To avoid conflicts every time a child has a holiday break, Connecticut family courts will generally require parents to settle an arrangement for sharing holidays as part of their parenting plan. Such an agreement will likely be necessary to resolve and finalize a divorce or custody case.
Predetermined Schedules Often Work Best
In addition to being a regular requirement, having a predetermined vacation-sharing schedule can make things significantly easier in the future for co-parenting purposes. If you do not have such an agreement in place, you may have to head back to court to resolve disputes regarding time sharing in the future.
While it can be difficult to give up your right to custody over certain holidays or breaks, it is important to realize you need a mutually agreeable arrangement that is also in the best interests of your child. Often, this involves one parent taking the child for spring break in odd years and the other in even years. Your attorney can help you negotiate with your spouse and may even suggest engaging in mediation or other dispute resolution methods to resolve these issues in a favorable and efficient manner.
If you find that the vacation schedule is simply not working in the future, it may be possible to seek a modification of the parenting plan, and you should discuss this with a skilled child custody attorney.
Plan Ahead About How To Divide Summer Vacation
Although summer vacation is a carefree time for children, it can bring up stressful conflicts for parents, especially those who are recently divorced. When you are in the process of a divorce or recently divorced, navigating summer vacation on a new schedule can feel complicated and overwhelming. Careful advance planning can help avoid stressful last-minute decisions and conflicts over your children’s summer vacation.
Contact A Family Law And Divorce Attorney Today
At the LAW OFFICES OF PIAZZA & SIMMONS, LLC, our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of family law and can help you plan out parenting time issues in advance so they don’t derail your children’s summer vacation. We help spouses going through divorce figure out the best course of action, while keeping their children top priority. Call us today at 203-936-6772 or contact us online to set up an initial consultation to review the details of your divorce.