Q: Do I need to give my Ex my out of state travel itinerary?
I am taking my son out of state for one of the weeks of summer vacation. My Ex says that I need to give her my travel itinerary for this time and make him available for phone calls even though some of this is camping and cell reception may not be available. Do I need to give her all of this information and have him available?
A: Providing an itinerary for travel is usually a part of the custody agreement. Even if it was left out, it is a really good idea and it doesn't cost you anything. If the travel dates are flexible, say so and keep the non-custodial parent updated. Make the child(ren) available by cell phone when you can. If you do not have reception, make sure there is a check-in when you next have coverage. She has a right to know where her child(ren) is/are and have interaction with them. If the shoe was on the other foot, you would want regular communication, correct? We cannot tell you what you MUST do without reviewing your court documents but the decent human thing to do is let her know where you're headed and arrange communication when you can.
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