It’s hard to believe another summer is almost gone; and it’s harder to believe that you should start thinking about next year’s summer sooner rather than later, especially if you have children and are separated/divorced.
Many custody orders/agreements allow each parent time for summer vacation. Most orders/agreements give one parent the chance to choose his or her week(s) before the other parent; and in order to allow the subsequent parent time to plan, the first deadline to choose week(s) can be as early as March.
Summer plans further should take into consideration camps that children may do for fun, for academics, for sports. Therefore, trying to schedule vacations in conjunction with these activities takes advanced planning. Many camp schedules start coming out in January and February and being on the lookout for these schedules can be very helpful.
So pack up those beach chairs, and get out your calendars. Next year’s vacation will be here before you know it.