You may be among numerous California parents who finalized their divorces at the end of the last school year or during the summer. In that case, you haven't really had the chance to test the school-time parenting plan you negotiated during the divorce.
As a California parent, you undoubtedly want to ensure that your children have the best upbringing possible. Because your actions will affect your kids in some form or fashion, you likely closely consider any serious life changes you may feel the need to make. However, even though you know your children could face serious impacts, you may believe that certain actions are unavoidable.
As a divorced parent in California, you likely faced several challenges regarding a new parenting plan as you navigated the process of severing your marital ties in court. Whether you have one child or several, it often takes a significant amount of negotiation to iron the wrinkles in a prospective plan for the future care and upbringing of children post-divorce. As you may already know or actually experienced, if you and your children's other parent are unable to agree, the court steps in to dictate the matter for you.
With the end of the school year perhaps days away, you and your kids are probably excitedly looking forward to vacation plans. Perhaps you anticipate a trip to the beach, camping in the woods or a visit to relatives in another state.