Being able to take your children on vacations is a wonderful way to make memories with them. One consideration that you have when you aren’t with the child’s other parent is making sure that the vacations you take are in line with the custody order. In some cases, there are very strict requirements that you will have to follow to take trips.
Domestic trips might not pose a big problem for most people. There might be geographical restrictions in the custody order, but they might only require that you let your ex and the court know where you are going and what itinerary you have planned.
International travel might require more planning. For one thing, both parents will have to agree to get the child a passport. You might also need specific court orders and documentation to leave the country with the child. Some parents might have to get a special bond before they travel internationally with the children. Having these in order can ensure that you can truly enjoy the vacation without having to deal with a bunch of stress.
You need to look at the terms of the child custody order now so that you can ensure you are making plans that are within the bounds of the order. If there is anything that is preventing you from being able to make the plans you want, trying to get those addressed early might mean that your plans can go off without a hitch. We are here to help you work through the necessary steps so that you can make the memories you want with your children.