To help you navigate your child custody agreement this summer in Virginia, Strentz Greene & Coleman, PLC has prepared a guide on what to do if your co-parent violates a custody agreement.
Creating a co-parenting plan for the summer can get complicated. To help you navigate your child custody agreement this summer in Virginia, Strentz Greene & Coleman, PLC has prepared a guide on what to do if your co-parent violates a custody agreement.
In Virginia, decisions about child custody over the summer are usually made according to the terms of the parenting plan. Unless there is an agreement between the parents, Virginia courts require that the child spends time with both parents accordingly.
In some cases, there may be some disparities in the time the child sees the noncustodial parent. But mostly, the child would spend almost equal time living with each parent. This means each parent has an exclusive right to live with or visit their child based on the provisions of the custody agreement.
If your co-parent fails to share custody according to the court-ordered plan, you can take the following steps:
Planning how to share custody over the summer can help make co-parenting smooth and avoid stressful situations. Keep an open line of communication with your co-parent and create a schedule that works for both you and your child.
You may also need to plan how to handle holidays, including Mother's and Father's Day. It's also important to consider having a flexible schedule to accommodate emergencies.
Discuss with the other parent about the daily activities your child might be interested in over the summer, such as sports and day camps. Then, whatever custody arrangement you choose, ensure it's in your child's best interest.
Navigating child custody over the summer in Virginia can be difficult. If you and your co-parent are having trouble agreeing about custody, an experienced Fredericksburg child custody attorney at Strentz Greene & Coleman, PLC can help. Contact us online or call us at (540) 479-1511 to speak with our attorneys.