Parents in Georgia who are divorced face a number of unique complications. During the summer months when kids are not in school and have more flexible schedules, some parents discover that successful co-parenting is actually more difficult. This does not mean, however, that successful summer parenting is impossible; the following will review a number of useful strategies that divorced parents can follow during the summer to make co-parenting with an ex as easy as possible.
Cooperate with the Other Parent
One of the best ways to make a successful parenting plan is to communicate in a positive and constructive way with the other parent. In many cases, it will become necessary to coordinate schedules with the other parent to navigate the children’s summer free time.
Some parents choose to create a physical and digital calendar to share so that there is no confusion about where the children should be on any given day.
Remain Respectful to the Other Spouse
Try to remain cooperative with your co-parent when it comes to issues that arise in the summer. Even if the situation does not resolve exactly as you would like, it is a wise idea to always view the other parent as attempting to do the best job possible.
Remember that summer schedules are flexible and temporary, which is why you should try to not make a big issue if a parent errs in implementing any part of the arrangement.
Make a Financial Plan in Advance
When parents are married, it is often easy to set aside money for a family vacation. Many parents following a divorce, however, discover that their financial resources now more limited. If you want to go on a vacation with your children, it is critical to plan things out in advance and save. Some parents even begin saving soon after the conclusion of one summer to take a trip the next.
Say Goodbye to Old Traditions (Maybe)
Many families have established summer traditions. While it can be difficult to let go of these traditions following a divorce, now is the time to try something new.
If you find yourself needing to temporary halt vacation plans to spend money on more necessary things, it is important to remember that this is only a permanent change. Once everything in the divorce has resolved, you will have the opportunity to make new traditions with your children that will last for the rest of your lie.
Contact a Skilled Divorce Attorney
Successful parenting after a divorce is not easy, especially during the summer. A skilled divorce attorney’s assistance, however, can make this process much easier. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. today to schedule a free initial consultation. From start to finish, we will remain committed to providing you with the best legal representation possible.