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Avoid these common summer vacation child custody issues

On Behalf of | May 4, 2024 | FAMILY LAW - Child Custody |

As summer approaches, many Alaskan families may be thinking about taking a vacation. Those who are recently divorced may have concerns about summer custody schedules and how that will allow both parents to spend some quality time with their children this summer. Those who haven’t already established a summer custody schedule can benefit from doing so promptly to prevent many of the common summer vacation custody issues that can arise.

Summer visitation schedule

Establishing a summer schedule in writing can help both parties be on the same page when it comes to their children’s schedules. If parents share custody throughout the school year, they may wish to continue the same schedule during the summer. If the children spend significantly more time with one parent than the other, especially in cases where the parents live far apart, the children may be allowed to spend the entire summer with the other parent.

If both parents wish to take a summer vacation with the children, the dates for those vacations should be included in the custody schedule. Because the children are off from school for the summer, additional childcare may be needed. Details of who will provide that childcare, and who will pay for it, should also be included in the summer custody plan.

Legal help with custody issues

Those seeking advice about child custody matters can benefit from seeking legal advice. An attorney with experience in Alaska family law cases can provide answers to questions or concerns. These matters are best dealt with promptly and in writing to prevent any future misunderstandings between parents.