In the last few decades, spring break has become an industry unto itself. Many people book the next year's spring break trip just as soon as they return from this year's. That helps ensure that there are rooms available for lodging. Travel arrangements are often made a little closer to the actual date of the trip, but chances are, you already have your plans set in stone when the New Year rolls around. Unfortunately, if you've filed for divorce between last year's spring break and now, there could be child custody issues that will impact the perfect spring break trip you have planned.
If your former spouse received temporary custody during the divorce, you may not be able to take your children with you on the trip. Alternatively, they may be planning to go, along with the children, and leave you at home. Just as holidays and summer vacation can create issues with parenting schedules, so too can spring break plans. If you are in the process of divorcing or are about to file for divorce, any planned or upcoming trips you have scheduled may need to be canceled, rescheduled or negotiated as part of the custody agreement between you and your former spouse.