Child custody in Texas is a complex topic with many possible outcomes for different families. Summer is one of the trickiest times of year because there is no school during the day, so there are a variety of ways to configure a schedule that works for everyone.
Summer Child Custody
A divorce is not a singular event– it is a process that has implications for everyone involved when it comes to how they coordinate their lives. Working out the day to day, week to week, and month to month routine is not easy. It is best to work together to commit to a summer schedule that will provide the best combination of peace and balance for both the parents and the child or children.
One approach is to have one schedule for most of the year where one parent has the majority of the time, and then switch and allow the other parent to have most of the time in the summer. Another approach is to have a special schedule for the summer only, such as an even split or some other arrangement. One simple approach is to allow one parent to take all of the time for the summer break. Child custody splits can be contentious, but organizing them in advance makes it easier. The unique nature of the summer schedule means that there is an opportunity to do something different from the time at which school is in session.
The summer is a good time to revisit a working schedule for child custody that is functional and effective at everyone who is involved with it and its impact.