The summer is rapidly approaching--which is hard to believe--and it will be here before we know it. As summer draws near the summer plans begin to form. If you are a divorced parent with children there is a great deal of planning that must be done in advance if you plan to travel with your child(ren). Call your Orlando family law attorney with any specific questions you might have; if you think there might be issues with your ex, it's a good idea to have a plan of attack. In general, it is best to consult your marital settlement agreement (MSA) or parenting plan for the rules you should follow when traveling with your child(ren). Most commonly if you plan to travel you will need to give the other party at least two weeks’ notice with a written itinerary and contact information for where you will be with the child(ren) and how to reach them in case of an emergency. In most cases complying with what has been agreed to should be sufficient, but there are times when the parties cannot agree to the travel plans or a conflict arises between the parties' schedules with the child(ren); that is why it is important to get a jump start on your plans now and/or consult an Orlando lawyer. The sooner you are ready with an itinerary the better. If for some reason you cannot work out the summer plans with your former spouse, planning ahead will allow you ample opportunity to seek relief from the courts. Additionally, before you plan your trip you may want to consult the website below; this site will help you plan a safe trip for you and your child(ren).