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Troy Attorneys for Holiday Custody Issues

Helping You Ensure a Fair & Favorable Custody Arrangement

In the summertime or during school holidays, child custody arrangements often need to be adjusted. If you have school-age children, you may find yourself visiting or revisiting the issues of summer and/or holiday child custody with your ex-spouse.

First and foremost, take out the divorce agreement. Sometimes, the parents forget special custody arrangements are specifically and separately addressed in the agreement. Taking a few minutes to review this document could save you some heartache in the long run. If the decree is silent about summer and/or holiday custody issues, you may be able to resolve any issues directly with your ex, or you may require the assistance of an attorney.

Should you need a divorce and family lawyer, you can count on Frost & Kavanaugh. Our child custody attorneys in Troy can help you resolve disputes and implement fair parenting or custody arrangements that reflect your child’s best interests.

Call (518) 730-4222 or contact us online to discuss your case with our team.

Expectations for the Children

To work or not to work, that is the question for parents of teens. Some parents value summer jobs as a means for children to learn responsibility. It also provides them with the opportunity to earn their own spending money. Other parents are of the belief that their children will be working full time soon enough, and that summer should be a time of relaxation and hanging out with friends. There is no right approach to summer time and job expectations for teens. However, it is a good idea to make certain both parents are on the same page – particularly if they may be driving their teen to and from the job.

Leaving the Children Home Alone

There are many variables that can impact a parent's decision to leave the children home alone, rather than pay for daycare.

Some of these variables include:

  • The maturity of the child
  • The number of hours a parent will be gone during the day
  • Whether the child will be responsible for other children in the household while the parent is at work

If possible, this should be a joint decision between the children's parents. Having a united front on this issue regardless of the decision provides stability and certainty for the children. When one parent has scheduled custodial time with the children, yet unexpectedly is required to report to work, the parents may determine a "right of first refusal" agreement would benefit the children by allowing the non-custodial parent to care for the children in the other's absence.

Summer Camp Expectations

Some children may be scheduled for sleep away camp. Others may have a daily sports camp lined up. Regardless of the nature of the extracurricular activities, time should be set aside to discuss parental expectations and duties.

Parents should discuss, at a minimum:

  • Transportation to and from camp
  • Spending money while at camp
  • Altered visitation schedules before, during, and after camp
  • Additional supplies the child will need at camp

Consult with Frost & Kavanaugh

If you have issues with your divorce decree regarding parenting time or custody for holidays and the summer season, Frost & Kavanaugh is here to help. We have a robust divorce and family law practice and offer a wide variety of services related to family law issues. Our Troy custody attorneys understand the sensitive nature of these kinds of cases and take the time to get to know our clients in order to provide effective, personalized service.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Call (518) 730-4222.

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