If you have a school-aged child and share custody with your ex, their summer vacation from school can be a complicated time. If both parents work and your child is young, you might need to make arrangements for childcare while you are at work. In addition, one parent might want to take your child on a vacation, and there can be complications with this when it comes to custody.
Making changes to your usual custody arrangement during the summer is common, but both parents must be on board. If you have a conflict over summer-related custody, your first step is to review your parenting plan from when your initial custody order was issued. Your parenting plan should have details regarding:
- How physical custody will change during the summer from your usual arrangement
- How to resolve disputes regarding custody should they arise
If you and the other parent cannot resolve a dispute according to the parenting plan, it is time to contact a Long Beach child custody attorney. We can review your situation and help to negotiate a resolution. We can also advise when it might be necessary to modify your custody arrangement to a change in circumstances.
If the other parent will not agree to a necessary modification for the summer (or in general), we might have to file a petition in family court. If they still oppose the modification, we can bring your case before the judge so they can make a decision in your case.
A Long Beach Child Custody Lawyer Can Help
Summer break can complicate your child custody arrangements, and you want to make sure you have a schedule that works for everyone involved. Furubotten Law can advise you of your options if you have a child custody dispute, so please contact us for more information today.