With summer break quickly approaching, parents in Sacramento are scrambling to make plans for their children. Camps, enrichment activities, sports, and vacations all need to be scheduled. For parents who are no longer together, this can be a tough time of year. If parents don’t agree about a summer parenting plan it can lead to complications. But there are ways for parents to deal with summer parenting plan disputes.
Key parenting plan conflicts
There are many different conflicts that can arise during the summer between two parents who are no longer together. These may include:
- How parenting time should be scheduled if one parent wants to take the children on a vacation.
- If a parent can take the children out of state or the country without the other parent’s permission.
- How parenting time is structured throughout the summer break.
- How birthdays, summer events and holidays should be split during the summer break.
- How to handle spontaneous, unforeseen events that pop up from time to time.
Resolving the conflicts
Most of the time parents are able to work out a summer parenting plan that works with their schedule and is in the children’s best interest. But there can also be times when parents don’t agree on certain summer plans. If the disagreements can’t be solved through working discussions an attorney who specializes in family law may be able to help. An attorney can discuss all the options a parent may have and help obtain a solution that works for everyone and is in the children’s best interest. When a parent isn’t flexible with the summer schedule or another dispute arises, having a legal professional there to work through the situation can be helpful.