Can I Take My Child on Vacation During a Divorce?

When you are beginning the divorce process, there are a number of issues you will have to deal with. Not all of them will be legal issues. If you have children, you will have to break the news at some point and sooner, is better than later. To go along with the stress of breaking the news to your children, you might have to break the news to family and friends.

Divorce can be a stressful and emotional process for everyone involved, especially for your children. You may want to give your child a break during the divorce by taking them on vacation. If this is the case, you might want to consult your lawyer before doing so.

Are There any Custody Restrictions?

If the court has put any limitations on the custody of your child, it can lead to an unhappy ending to a vacation. The court can view this as a negative and possibly even as a kidnapping.

If the court has not put any restrictions on the time you spend with your child, then a mid-divorce vacation is usually viewed in a positive light. However, you will need to file a complete itinerary of your trip with the courts.

If you are considering taking a vacation with your child during a divorce, run it past your lawyer and your ex-partner. This will keep the air clear between all parties involved. Vacation is a good idea, it might be a good destresser during a hard time.