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School’s Out for Summer: Custody Tips

Ensuring a Smooth Summer Vacation

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The end of the school year is a bittersweet time for parents. On one hand, you're relieved that your child has another break from school. But on the other hand, you may be wondering how you're going to juggle custody during the summer months. Whether this is your first summer with a custody agreement or you've survived summers before, don't worry — we've got you covered! Continue reading to learn some tips for handling child custody during the summer.

Communication is Essential

It is so important to communicate with the other parent about your summer plans. This will help avoid any conflict or misunderstanding about what is happening with the children. Remember, you are both on the same team and working together for the best interest of your child. Here are a few tips to help you communicate effectively:

  • Be clear and concise about your plans. This means being specific about dates, times, and locations.

  • Make sure you are both on the same page when it comes to scheduling. It is important to have a flexible schedule so that everyone can enjoy their summer.

  • Keep the lines of communication open. This means returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

  • Be respectful of each other’s time. This means not making last-minute changes to the schedule.

  • Work together. Remember that you are both parents and should be able to work together for the sake of your child.

Putting Your Child's Needs First

As challenging as it can be to navigate child custody issues in the summer, it's important to keep your child's needs at the forefront of your mind as you make plans. Try not to let your frustrations get in the way of a good time with your child, and look for ways to make your child feel extra special as you spend time with them this summer.

Custody Issues Require a Custody Attorney

Custody issues are never easy, but they can be especially difficult during the summer months. If you and your co-parent are having trouble agreeing on a custody schedule, it's important to seek the help of a custody attorney. A custody attorney can help you navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected.

Sullivan Law & Associates knows how important it is to spend time with your child during these months. Our team will work hard to secure results that meet your needs and serve your child's best interests. Learn more or schedule your consultation by calling us at (949) 565-2793 or by visiting us online.