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3 tips for vacationing with children after your divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 13, 2024 | Family Law

Divorce impacts just about every aspect of your life. One thing that some people may not realize is impacted is their vacation time. There are a few considerations to think about that you may not have had to deal with before.

Because the vacations you take with the children now might be very different from what they were before, it’s critical that you take the time to think about these points.

Set the plans well in advance

Plan your vacation as far in advance as possible. This gives you time to discuss things with your co-parent so they can make any adjustments to their parenting time. Advance planning may also get you the best deals on some vacation necessities, which can be beneficial after a divorce.

Plan for communication

Your children will probably want to communicate with your ex during the vacation. Making plans for this, including talking to your ex about a potential schedule for contact, may help you as you’re getting the rest of the plans together for the vacation.

Be willing to share memories

Your children need to know they can share memories with both parents. You can make this a bit easier on the children by having them take special pictures or purchase items for their other parent.

As you’re embarking on the vacation planning process, be sure you know what the parenting plan requires. Some plans may have notification requirements. Others may have geographical restrictions. Making sure you’re in compliance with the plan’s terms is beneficial because you aren’t wasting time planning something that won’t happen.