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Summer Co-Parenting Tips

Posted on in Divorce/Family Law

WI family lawyerFor your children, the summer season means no school and plenty of time for fun and relaxation. Whether they spend their days at the local pool, summer camp, or on vacation, they will have a great time.

If you are divorced with children, you may be worried about disagreeing with your ex-spouse this summer and unsure of how to make this summer run as smoothly as possible. Consider adhering to the following summer co-parenting tips to help you out.

1. Communicate Early and Often

If there are certain times where you will want to take your children on vacation or you know your children have summer camp or sports, be sure to make your ex aware as soon as possible. Stay in touch throughout the summer to avoid any conflict or confusion.

2. Review Your Parenting Plan

The majority of parenting plans will outline how both parents will handle summer vacation and special holidays such as Fourth of July and Labor Day. They may also state who is responsible for summer-related expenses such as summer camp, sports, and extracurricular activities. Make sure you review your parenting plan so that you understand your particular responsibilities and expenses.

3. Control Your Emotions

Summer may mean you spend more time communicating with and seeing your ex-spouse. Don’t use this as an excuse to create issues and become emotional. If you notice that you are starting to get frustrated, sad, or angry because of your ex-spouse, reach out to a trustworthy friend, family member, or mental health counselor.

4. Ask Your Children What They Want

Remember that summer vacation is a time for your children to truly unwind and make fun memories. If you are not sure how to plan your children’s summer vacations, give them some options and ask them what they want. You may find that what you would like to plan for them is different then what they actually had in mind.

5. Write Down a Schedule

Once you figure out how your children will spend their summer, write down a set schedule for you and your ex-spouse to reference. This way, you both always know what is going on and when you are responsible for your children.

Contact Our Experienced Waukesha County Divorce Attorneys
If you are searching for further tips on how to co-parent successfully during the summer, we encourage you to contact us today to speak to our Waukesha County divorce lawyers. For a free consultation, call us at 262-203-4916.




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