You do not need to limit your vacation so that it fits within your regular parenting schedule but will need to discuss your vacation plans with your co-parent:
- Your co-parent has a right to know when your children are going to be out of town;
- Your co-parent must agree to any deviation in your parenting schedule; and
- You may need your co-parent’s permission to travel with your children, depending on where you are going.
Your co-parent is more likely to cooperate with your vacation plans if you tell them well in advance. If you are asking for a greater-than-normal share of parenting time, you should offer your co-parent additional parenting time on another date. Your co-parent may have a right to block your planned trip if they believe you are taking the children to an unsafe place or otherwise putting them in danger....