Does your Parenting Plan Contemplate Vacations?
This past weekend I went to Orlando for a wedding. My husband and I had enough time to visit Disney World and other attractions while we were there. I looked around at all of the families there and thought: I hope our clients get an opportunity to enjoy this place with their kids.
Do you have a parenting plan with two weeks of uninterrupted vacation time with your child(ren)?
Let’s say you entered a pro se parenting plan because you and your ex-significant other were on good terms at that time. Maybe the two of you only thought of the day to day occurrences regarding the parenting plan and didn’t think to include vacation time. Now let’s say you remarried or met someone new, became blessed with more children, and now would like the whole family to take a vacation together, but your parenting plan doesn’t give the right. To make things worse, now you’re on strained texting terms only with your ex-significant other. Of course you’re going to want the whole family to go on vacation; you don’t want to leave anyone out. What should you do?
First, you should know that the above-described situation is not at all uncommon. We see it all of the time. You need to know that spending vacation time with your child(ren) is a part of enjoying joint legal custody. You should have an opportunity to vacation with your kids, and we can show you how to achieve a parenting plan where you can plan an extended vacation that isn’t limited from Friday to Sunday at 6 pm.
In short, if you want to spend a lot of money at Disney World, Sea World, and the like, your limited parenting plan shouldn’t be the only thing stopping you.