Buford, GA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: How much notice is needed to be given by the non-custodial parent in GA for summer vacation weeks?

Our papers state we alternate first choice of dates for 2 non-consecutive weeks yearly, dates given by April 15 each year. The papers do not state a deadline for the other parent. My problem is I work, need to arrange daycare, can’t put my son in camps and so forth without knowing as the primary custodian. My ex simply won’t respond, saying there’s nothing in the papers. I would assume there is a standard amount of weeks needed for the primary parent to be able to make arrangements for the children.

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Joseph E. Cheeley, III
Joseph E. Cheeley, III PRO label
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Buford, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Unfortunately, there is no "standard," as it depends on the language of the parenting plan. The entire plan would have to be reviewed to see what the judge would determine.

It may be prudent to write a letter or email to the other parent stating that you will make other plans for the remainder of the summer unless you hear otherwise by a fixed date, and that you are considering the lack of any response to be that the other parent has forfeited summer vacation time.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. I know this is frustrating, but there is no standard. It call comes down to the parenting plan and what was agreed upon. If you read that over and can’t find the answer then you may want to consult with an attorney who can help you with it, either by finding the info or submitting for a modification to add it in.

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