While on summer break, your child's schedule is freed up more than ever. When your child is in school, he or she has an established schedule that must be followed closely. However, once the school year is over, your child is now free of this structure and can spend the summer as desired. Summer break almost always causes a little confusion or concern for divorced parents, as the custody arrangement inevitably finds reasons to change. For example, if either one of you wants to take your child on vacation for an extended period of time, this will inevitably disrupt the current arrangement.
Common summer break custody arrangements are as follows:
- Alternating weeks
- 2 weeks with one parent before spending 2 weeks with the other
- Alternating weeks with a midweek visit, or midweek overnight
- Split week arrangement
Generally, the younger your child is, the more frequently he or she should see both parents, especially during the summertime. The older your child gets, the more understanding he or she will be of the situation, allowing him or her to spend extended periods of time with either parent.
If you are seeking modifications to your visitation or custody agreement, our Cleburne family law attorneys can walk you through this process. In order to obtain the modifications you desire, you must be able to prove to the judge that the proposed changes will benefit your child immensely. The modifications must be necessary for the betterment of your child's overall wellbeing or immediate safety.
Contact Our Cleburne Family Law Attorneys Today
The Law Office of Robert E. Luttrell III is comprised of experienced, knowledgeable, and results-driven Cleburne family law attorneys who have one goal in mind: helping our clients obtain satisfying, beneficial, and successful results. No matter your family law concerns, we have the resources and skills necessary to be your biggest allies during what is likely a difficult time.
Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our team by calling (817) 645-6600 today.