Child Custody Schedule – Ideas for a Holiday and Summer Custody Schedule

Child custody schedules often consider non-school days as 3-day holidays, Thanksgiving holidays, spring breaks, winter breaks, special holidays, and summer vacations. Divorce of a minor child into non-school days on behalf of divorced parents occurs even in normal circumstances where there is no joint physical custody of the parents and the school does not share custody on an equal basis during the school year. There is obviously a ritual and irrational parenting, both parents sharing holidays and breaks or school days can establish a meaningful relationship with their child through frequent and uninterrupted communication even if the parents get divorced and they are no longer close. Maybe each other.

Many separate holiday and summer child custody schedules can be applied that allow a minor to spend an equal amount of time with each parent. Every situation is unique, so the best vacation and summer parenting plan for one family may not be the best for another family. Holiday and summer care schedules should reflect what is best for children and are not usually limited to the age of the children, the relationship with each parent of the minor child, work schedule, distance between parental homes and much more. This article provides a holiday and summer child custody schedule that can be modified to suit your situation and what will be best for your children.

50/50 summer break schedule

It is common for parents to share time with their children during the summer break. Summer vacation is usually the longest break in the school year. School breaks are usually 5-8 weeks or 2-3 months between May and September. During the summer break, parents can continue on a weekly, optional, weekly, or regular schedule, and add large blocks for the holidays with each parent.

50/50 vacation schedule

It is also common for parents to share time with their children on holidays. There is a general holiday schedule where one parent has a child in an evenly numbered year and the other parent has a child in odd-numbered years for a specific holiday. Some holidays such as Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break or Christmas Break, Spring Break can be split in half each year or alternate years between parents. It depends on the family which works best for the child and the family dynamic

Other special days

Although courts usually provide paternity guidelines outlining what is observed on ordinary days or holidays, there is really no set standard as each family can celebrate different holidays or observe their special days. Parents can be creative and agree with each other on any day such as parent’s birthday, child’s birthday, Halloween, July 4, etc.

With a little thought and creativity a child can come up with a custody schedule that evenly divides the holidays, special days, summer and school-school days between the parents so that the minor child can spend equal amount of time with each parent. Every family is unique, so choosing the type of parental plan and how the child spends time with each parent may vary within the home but ultimately reflect what is best for the child and support and encourage a healthy and loving relationship with both parents.

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