How to Vacation With Your Child After Divorce In Florida

Written by Whitney R. Lonker, Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.
wlonker@woodatter.com

No matter what happens with your divorce in Florida, divorce is costly even if the parties agree on almost every matter. In the end, each party is still having to live on half of the money that they were prior to the divorce. How do you still take your child on a nice family vacation post-divorce in Florida? Below are some suggestions for having a blast of a vacation and building family memories post divorce without breaking your bank.
1. Camping- having memories around the campfire is a great way to wind down and bond with the child(ren) post divorce. It’s an inexpensive way to put the stress of the dissolution behind you and to focus on the children in a relaxing setting.

2. Visiting Extended Family- if the ex spouse did not see eye to eye with your extended family, now is the perfect opportunity to rebuild the extended family relationship. Grandparents are important to children. Take this opportunity to build the bond.

3. Volunteering- Take your kids to volunteer at the homeless shelter or Habitat For Humanity in your city. These volunteering opportunities will help to build character and will allow the child(ren) to give back to others. Oftentimes, helping others helps to take the stress off of ones own situation.

4. Fishing or Horseback Riding Trip- There is no better way to de-stress from a contentious legal battle than to get back to nature.

5. Do NOT go into debt to go on vacation. If you can’t afford to travel, find creative, interactive activities to do in your own backyard such as a craft project, grilling out, backyard sports such as badminton, etc.

Whatever you decide, there are ways to enjoy the family summer vacation post divorce without breaking the bank. At this point, the kids just want the security of being with you. If you have any questions about child custody, alimony, divorce, child support or other family law or criminal law matters, please contact our firm for expert answers.