Divorce, kids and the summer vacation

Summer is coming! What’s going to happen to the kids? Summer vacation is usually in issue in most divorce stipulations. Parents try to iron out a parenting agreement that gives the non-custodial extra time with the kids during the summer recess from school. Most agreements have the parents split the summer. But many others allot maybe 2-3 weeks to the non-custodial parent. Still others alternate the summer. So one year, the kids stay with mom, the next year the kids stay with dad. There is usually some kind of compromise with Summer, just like with holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Well, with the two latter ones, it is pretty much a done deal. Mom gets Mother’s Day and Dad gets Father’s Day. But all the other holidays are negotiated, summer in particular.