child custody

The spring of 2020 went differently than anyone expected. Schools were closed, and parents had to juggle homeschooling, watching their children, and work all at the same time. This was particularly hard for many parents who share custody of their children, as many questions and concerns arose regarding health risks of shared custody, as well as scheduling conflicts. Now, as schools are ending for the year, parents have summer break to address.

Look to Your Parenting Plan

Your parenting plan should specifically address whether the child custody schedule will vary over summer break. If so, you should do your best to adhere to that schedule, if possible. It might be challenging with many summer camps, vacations, and activities canceled, but making an effort to keep the current schedule is preferable when you can.

Making Informal Changes

We all know that 2020 is not the typical year, so your typical summer schedule might not work. It is important to keep the lines of communication open with the other parent in case you need to make adjustments.

If you are able to cooperate, you and the other parent can decide on schedule changes that will only apply temporarily. If you can agree on changes that work for everyone involved, you can implement them without the need for court intervention, and since they are temporary, you will not need to modify your child custody order.


If your spouse refuses to work with you, and your current schedule is impossible given the circumstances, you should discuss the possibility of a child custody order modification with an experienced family law attorney.

Contact a Family Lawyer in Boca Raton About Your Situation

The legal team of Juliana Gaita, P.A., helps parents resolve custody issues and disputes. Call 561.869.3703 or contact us online to learn how a Boca Raton family attorney can help.