May 02, 2022
Summer vacation is a time both children and their parents look to with great anticipation. More relaxed schedules and extended time to spend together allow for plenty of fun and bonding experiences. Unfortunately, if you are going through a divorce, your plans for this year may be much different than in the past. Find out how to include summer vacations in Illinois parenting plans while making the most of your trip.
If you are a parent going through a divorce in Illinois, it is important to be aware of what to expect in terms of your children. Under the Illinois Statutes, the courts generally encourage child time-sharing arrangements that allow both parents to remain active and involved in their child’s life.
This involves creating a parenting plan, which addresses important issues such as:
Your previous plans regarding family vacations will likely undergo some major changes after a divorce. In addition to organizing, paying for, and getting to destinations without the help of your spouse, you may need to plan your vacation well in advance and around certain dates, so that it can be included in your parenting plan.
Picking dates far in advance of a trip so that they can be incorporated into an Illinois parenting plan can create some challenges. Other obstacles you are likely to face include affording vacations on only one income, managing travel with children on your own, and breaking with prior traditions.
Some families have a set place they go on vacation each year. Rather than dealing with the potential problems this could pose in the aftermath of a divorce, you may need to make other arrangements. The following are tips to help you make the most of your time together:
At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we guide you in creating parenting plans and other important issues that need to be resolved in a divorce. To discuss your options, give us a call or contact our Illinois divorce and child custody attorneys online today.