Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S.
Call For A Free Phone Consultation

Summer vacation plans can't be put off when custody is an issue

Making plans for summer vacations can be difficult for any parent. A parent who has a child custody order governing his or her child's activities can have an even more difficult time than other parents. If you are thinking about planning a vacation this summer, think about the following points.

First, you will need to let the child's other parent know about the plans you have. Many child custody orders require reasonable notification. Even if you aren't required to do this, it might still be a good idea so that the child's other parent knows your plans in case something happens while you are on the trip.

Second, you need to plan ahead. When you are planning the logistics of your trip, you need to think about how the child custody plan will impact them. There is a chance that your ex won't have any issues with you picking up your child early or dropping the child off late. Don't just assume that this will be the case. Instead, try to plan flights and other transportation around the child custody schedule.

Third, work with your ex so that the child can enjoy the trip. Your ex might have a vacation planned, too. This means that you and your ex should both be willing to work out the logistics so that your child can enjoy the vacations that are planned.

Make sure that you also check for geographical limitations when you are planning your trip. There is a chance that your child custody order might require you to get permission from your ex or the court in order to leave a specific area. Finding this out now can help you get what you need to take the trip.

Source: USA Today, "Family Law & Restrictions Regarding Vacation," Mike Broemmel, accessed May 12, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn How We Can Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S.

Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S.
8201 164th Avenue NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052

Toll Free: 888-312-9484
Phone: 425-242-4021
Fax: 425-885-4119
Redmond Law Office Map

Duvall Office
15715 Main St. NE, Suite 201
Duvall, WA 98019

Duvall Law Office Map

Back To Top