Even though it is only March, now is the time to start thinking about your plans for the children when school is out. This can help to prevent you from scrambling at the last minute to make plans. There are several considerations that you have to think about for this aspect of custody matters.

One thing to remember is that you need to plan your childcare options. This consideration is especially important for parents with young children. It can take a good deal of work to finalize these plans because you might not have the children for the entire summer. You and your ex must determine whether the same childcare provider will be used by both parents or whether each will find their own for the times when they have the children.

We know that this can be a complex undertaking, so make sure that you start now. You can take things one step a time by handling small chunks of planning at a time instead of doing it all at once. It might help if you write out the parenting time schedule on a calendar so you can pinpoint when the children will be with you and plan accordingly.

You also need to determine whether there are special activities during the summer that the children might want or need to participate in. Some fall sports teams begin their practices over the summer break, and if any activities require help from your ex or happen during that parent’s time with the children, now is the best time to let them know so that they plan accordingly.