Some co-parents are panicked right about now. An undetailed parenting plan covers the basics, and counts on school hours to fill in the gap when both parents are working. Well you don’t have that in summertime unless you have worked out who has what vacation weeks, what camp/child care you have arranged for working hours and summer holidays. At Westfield Mediation, LLC, we help parents develop a comprehensive parenting plan that covers the entire year.
Some parents opt to keep the same parenting plan for the entire calendar year. Some co-parents take the summer to spend more time with their children than s/he is able to during the school year. So the day to day and vacation/holiday parenting plan is quite different in the summer. It is important to consider what works best for your and the kid’s summer schedule when developing a parenting plan. It is also nice that you will know when you will not have your children with you and you can make those plans for a girls/guys weekend with your old high school or college friends.
No matter what time of year you develop the parenting plan, summer schedules need to have their own consideration.
For more information about Divorce Mediation contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org