Most custody and visitation orders will designate when a parent can take
a vacation period with a child. In order to avoid issues with cancelled
vacations due to the children not being permitted to go by one parent
it is important to provide the following information to the other parent
as soon as possible (or by the date designated in the Order):
- Itinerary information including but not limited to flight and hotel reservations.
- The specific days of the vacation
- Contact information for the children while they are on vacation
Each parent is always entitled to know where the children are going to
be while on vacation. This is especially important when a parent wants
to obtain a passport for the child. Passports generally require both parents’
signatures to obtain absent a court order.
Should one parent unreasonably deny the other parent the ability to go
on vacation giving the proper amount of notice will help any attorney
trying to assist you to get a court order so that you can enjoy your vacation
with your children.