In December of 2012 my ex husband asked for summer visitation with the kids, and nothing else. At the time he lived in AK. He has since moved to GA, a little over 6 hours away. He has filed a petition for every other weekend, summers, and every other holiday they have off from school. He also wants them on their birthdays on odd years. He wants me to pay half the cost on top of that. Is this a reasonable request on his part seeing as he is still 6 hours away? The kids are involved in sports on the weekends, and I know he won't take them.
1. Is there a standard visitation schedule when parents live in different states? No.
2. Is his request reasonable? Only you can decide.
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There is no standard, but all of summer vacation from school, 1/2 of the Christmas break, 1/2 of spring break, and any other times that the parties can agree upon might be used. It is largely up to the parties and their attorneys. The transportation costs should be paid by the parent who has moved away. It is all negotiable.
R. Jason de Groot, Esq.,
Florida Long Distance Time Sharing Guidelines outline standard timesharing provisions. As a general rule, when long distance timesharing is in place, the every other weekend portion of a standard timesharing agreement is removed in favor of increased time for the non-residential parent over the summer, during breaks and holidays. These Guidelines are NOT rules, just Court approved suggested ways in which parents who live far apart can fairly split time.
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