Coordinating summer activities can be challenging when you share custody of your children with your ex-spouse.
There will always be schedule changes throughout your post-divorce life, but planning can help minimize them.
Here are several tips we can share with you to help with your summer scheduling needs:
- Start early and take into consideration everyone’s agenda before making final plans
- Talk openly and honestly about the times each of you need
- Start working on daytime childcare needs
- Consider what is best for the kids, don’t use them as pawns
- Transition custody at a fun place, like an ice cream store or a park where they can play
- Avoid last-minute changes unless there are good reasons
- When your ex has the kids, take some time for yourself
- Lower your expectations and let go of the fake social media vacation pictures
It is always best when you and your spouse can work into your divorce agreement how summer will be handled with child custody, but that might not always work for the both of you, so don’t be hard on yourselves, work together by communicating – it’s so very grounding for children of divorce to see their parents working together for their betterment.
If both of you are struggling to find common ground and a plan that works for everyone, consider seeking help from professionals who can provide guidance and support.
Our team of experts can help you and your ex-spouse work together to determine the best summer custody arrangements for your unique situation.
Family Divorce Solutions is a group of well-respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, divorce coaches and child specialists who are available to work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution for everyone involved through the collaborative divorce process and mediation.
Our team can help you and your spouse develop a summer co-parenting plan that keeps your family’s emotional well-being in mind. Contact us today.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.