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Co-parent communication is key for summer vacation

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2024 | Co-Parenting

Summer vacation may be very fun for children, but it can be very complicated for co-parents. When they set up their parenting arrangement and child custody schedule, they likely planned around the children’s school schedule and their own work schedule. But that all changes in the summer, when the children have three months off from school.

During this time, it’s important for co-parents to be able to communicate. They may need to make exchanges at different times or different locations. They may need to change the schedule entirely and then shift back when the school year starts again in the fall. Communication can help this go smoothly, and a lack of communication can lead to conflicts and complexity.

Considering summer trips

Another thing to keep in mind is that many people will take trips in the summer. If you want to travel with your children, you may be able to do so, but you do need to ensure that it doesn’t violate your co-parent’s rights. It’s also best for parents to talk about their plans in advance so that everyone is on the same page and knows where the children will be and who they will be with.

How should you communicate?

Many co-parents are able to communicate in person or just by talking on the phone. But there are those for whom this communication is very difficult, so it may be wise to consider electronic options. Remember that it’s important to put the children first. Communicating effectively with your co-parent is a key part of that, so don’t be afraid to send text messages, write emails or use other forms of online communication services.

Summer is fast approaching, so it’s crucial that co-parents understand all of their legal rights and obligations.