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Creating the perfect alternating custody schedule for the summer

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2022 | Blog, Child Custody

Each year, many New Jersey couples have no choice but to end their marriages. This situation can become more complex when there are children in the mix. As summer approaches, it’s always a good idea to have the alternating custody schedule figured out between you and your child’s other parent. Here are a few tips to help you create a summer custody schedule that works well for everyone.

Plan ahead

You don’t want to try and make a full summer schedule in the middle of July. Instead, talk with your ex-spouse to get an idea of what they’re doing this summer. You can also let them know if you have any plans that could change any normal co-parenting routines. Plus, fewer unexpected surprises can make things less stressful for your child.

Talk with your children

Almost no one can let you know how a co-parenting plan is going better than your children. When the time presents itself, reach out to your child and find out what’s going well and what isn’t. If the summer goes well for your child, it’s likely to also be a breeze for both of their parents.

Come up with a written plan

Even people with the best memories can sometimes forget plans. Considering that, it’s a good idea to get your and the other parent’s plans for the summer in writing. It might seem like you’re going overboard, but child custody schedule errors can be a huge headache to deal with.

Summer is a time for people to get out of the house and enjoy the world around them. With the right custody schedule, divorced parents can still make sure their children have a great time all summer long.