Summer Break – Avoiding the Divorce Summer Break-Down

Summer Break – Avoiding the Divorce Summer Break-Down

By Steven B. Chroman, Attorney at Law

Kids are excited because summer is here. You on the other hand being either recently separated or divorced, or years into the co-parenting cycle, have a different take on summer break. Getting used to the idea of visitation schedules is hard enough, doing so with the ever changing summer activities is a never ending rotation of planning. Why?

Keeping your children occupied is arguably the most difficult part of divorce and summer break. It may even be the most difficult part of summer break for families whose parents are still together. It is important for parents to spend quality time with their children as they can, especially when growing up, though everyone knows that this may not always be possible.

If you are in a high conflict situation with your co-parent, it may not be the best idea for the kids to be switching back and forth between co-parents very often during the summer months. When dealing with divorce and summer break you must always have the benefit and welfare of your children as your number one priority. If your current situation with the co-parent is unsuitable for your children to be around, consider having them spend the summer with relatives or at a summer camp.

Summer break for younger children Younger children are often more impressionable and vulnerable at this time in their lives. When dealing with divorce and summer break this can sometimes pose a problem as most co-parents have regular jobs. This makes it very important to plan ahead and request vacation time from your employer in advance. Leaving the children with a sitter during the day may be your only option, but you must take every opportunity that you can to spend time with them.

Summer break for older children Older children often times like to make plans with their friends during the summer. This does provide some relief, but it does not mean that you have the luxury of taking a back seat as the co-parent. Instead, it requires you to do even more thorough planning for the summer months. You must sit down with your children and discuss what plans they already have for the summer and also what activities or trips they would like to do with you during this time.

Whether you are considering separation or are already divorced and need to revisit your visitation plan, The Law Office of Steven B. Chroman is ready to help you and your family.

For more information on pre/post nuptial agreements, divorce coaching and or divorce and support matters, please call for your complimentary consultation at 661-255-1800 or visit us at Mr. Chroman is an award-winning attorney with over 17 years of experience and local service.


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