Divorce and summer break is particularly challenging for high-asset, high-earning co-parents. With demanding jobs and busy schedules, it is challenging to find the time to spend quality time with your children during the summer months.
However, trying to create a plan that works for everyone involved is vital. See below for some guidance on summer break for older and younger children.
Use summer camp sparingly
If you cannot agree on a schedule that works for both of you, consider alternative options such as summer camps or extended family members who can care for your children during the summer. However, ensuring that your children are comfortable and happy with these arrangements is crucial.
Plan well in advance
Planning and requesting vacation time from your employer well in advance is important for younger children. If you cannot take time off work, consider hiring a sitter or nanny to provide care during the day. Our Family Wizard cautions that you should still try to spend every possible second with your children, even if you need to use a sitter occasionally.
Plan with your older children
Older children may have plans and activities during the summer. Still, it is essential to stay involved and engaged in their lives. Talk to them about their plans and find ways to spend time together, such as taking a family trip or participating in a shared hobby.
Divorce and summer break can be challenging for co-parents, particularly those in high-asset, high-earning families. However, by communicating effectively and prioritizing the well-being of your children, it is possible to create a plan that works for everyone involved. With some planning and effort, you can make the most of your summer vacation as co-parents and create meaningful memories with your children.