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Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais says Parents Should Work Together to Set Kids' Summer Schedules
June 28, 2012 6:36 am

Summertime means a break from routine, and that disruption can wreak havoc with family schedules, particularly when the parents are divorced. Family lawyer Amber Liddell Alwais from the San Antonio office of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., says divorcing and divorced couples need to remember that court visitation orders must be followed. "The saving grace is that most court-ordered visitation starts with the phrase 'In the absence of a mutual agreement,'" says Alwais. "So, before scheduling summer events, talk with the other parent and reach some agreements. Do notschedule activities during the visitation time of the other parent, unless you have the other parent's agreement in advance. And remember, as your children get older, parents become less 'cool' in their eyes and they will want to become more independent. Both parents should try to keep this in mind when scheduling their teens' summer activities and visits." For more information, contact Rhonda Reddick at 800-559-4534 or

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