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Don't struggle over summer custody issues

Summer custody arrangements can foil even the most well-intentioned parents if they fail to plan ahead. This is especially true for those parents who have just divorced or split up with their former partners.

While it might not be so easy to navigate the shoals of summer custody, it's a necessary skill to develop if you want to enjoy a peaceful summer with your kids. Below are some suggestions for making it happen.

Communication is key

You may not like to talk with your ex, but you do need to communicate with them about your summer plans. There is nothing wrong with using text, emails or special apps to convey information about your plans to your children's other parent.

Be respectful

The most successful co-parents treat one another civilly and with respect. They also are mindful never to speak adversely of the kids' other parent.

Stay compliant with custody orders

Whatever is included in the custody order are the terms with which you must comply. That means that you must understand those terms clearly. Your Seymour family law attorney can explain any unfamiliar terms or concepts to you.

Update or modify your order

If your parenting plan was based on kids who were 2 and 4 years old and the kids are now 11 and 13, your custody order may need to be modified to more closely reflect your present situation. The courts understand that kids outgrew the original plans and hear requests for modifications regularly. If your ex and you are in accord on the changes, the attorney can prepare the petition to modify custody and submit it after you've both signed it and there will be no need to even hold a hearing in most cases.

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