Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman, LLC, a Family Attorney in Wayne, Discusses Summer Custody Issues
Spring is the time to begin discussing summer custody with your co-parent and possibly your family attorney in Wayne. Many issues can arise with regard to summer custody, including alternate custody schedules, camps, child care, and vacation plans. If you are unable to resolve these issues through discussion with your co-parent, you should allow enough time to file a Custody Modification Petition, so that your concerns can be addressed by the Court prior to the start of summer. Often it takes six weeks after you file a Petition to Modify Custody for your first appearance in front of the Custody Conciliator to be scheduled. In many counties the Custody Conciliator does not have the authority to enter an Order concerning these issues if no agreement is reached, and a second appearance in front of a Judge will become necessary.
Sometimes children will follow one custody schedule during the school year, and another custody schedule during the summer, particularly when one parent has relocated and lives further away. A summer custody schedule can allow the parent who lives further away to have additional time with the children without disrupting their school and activity schedules. The Wayne family attorneys at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman can discuss whether a modification of your custody schedule for the summer is possible.
Determining whether and where to enroll your child in summer camp/child care is a legal custody issue which must be decided jointly with your co-parent. The decision can also be a support issue, if both parties must contribute toward the cost, and if expense is a concern. Summer camp enrollment generally takes place in the spring and you need to ensure that your child will have a spot. If you are having trouble reaching an agreement with your co-parent regarding a summer custody schedule, the Wayne family attorneys at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman can review your options with you. Often the Court will Order that the children continue in the same camps/summer child care arrangements that they had been enrolled in during prior years.
Most custody Orders set forth a provision concerning vacation. You should provide as much notice of your summer vacation to your co-parent as possible to avoid situations where you both want to take a vacation on the same week. However, if you both want to vacation at the same time, your Custody Order should delineate who has preference. If your family is planning a special trip which requires more than the time allotted in your custody order, the attorneys at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman can help codify your child’s summer schedule. To schedule a consultation, call 610-265-4441 or visit www.vetranolaw.com today.
About Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC
Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC is a Wayne law firm that maintains the belief that a “good divorce is not impossible.” In order to create a healthy family environment after a divorce, our family attorneys understand how a pending divorce affects the needs of each family member. In addition, a committed family law firm can help generate a smoother transition from complicated situations to a new normal. Wayne’s Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC family attorneys recognize that divorces are difficult, but they endeavor to facilitate as smooth a process as possible. We trust that you will find our family attorneys empathetic to you and the turmoil you may be facing.