MAKING THE WEEKEND WORK:
Fun Weekend Activities for Parents
As a custody attorney, I represent a diverse clientele ranging from fathers to mothers to grandparents, all from different walks of life. This means that no situation I see is the same, but I do tend to see patterns when it comes to how parents “share” custody of their children. Due to a variety of factors, there are two very common custody schedules that are awarded by the court or agreed upon by the parents, those schedules being: a true shared custody schedule with the parents having equal time, and a schedule in which one parent is labeled the “primary” custodial parent and the other is labeled the “partial” custodial parent. The court assigns these labels based on how many overnights each parent has with the children.
For some parents, partial custody means they only having their children overnight every other weekend. In that situation, there is a lot of pressure to make that time with children meaningful. Some parents may feel pressured to do “big” activities that may break the bank. However, making the time with your children meaningful is not about spending money to do expensive activities; it is about being there for your kids and being involved in their lives. Of course, having fun doesn’t hurt either!
Here are four (4) upcoming weekend activities for the month of August that won’t break the bank, and will lead to some lasting memories.
1. August 11, 2017 – August 13, 2017: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
The Iron Pigs are the Phillies’ AAA affiliate, and currently host some of the Phillies’ top prospects, including: Scott Kingery, Jorge Alfaro, Dylan Cozens, and Rhys Hoskins. BONUS: The August 12, 2017 game has fireworks!
2. August 12, 2017 and August 13, 2017: Peach Festival at Peddlers Village
Celebrate National Peach Month at the Peach Festival in Peddler’s Village, located in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. The festival includes a pie eating contest, fresh peaches from local vendors, live entertainment, kid’s games, and bounces.
3. August 18, 2017 and August 19, 2017: The Little Mermaid JR. at the Bristol Riverside Theater
Go see Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture, complete with all of the familiar songs.
4. August 27, 2017: Hava Nagrilla Smoke BBQ Festival
The 1st Kosher BBQ Festival in the Greater Philadelphia area sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. The festival includes a pickle eating competition, live music, a mechanical bull ride for all ages, and, obviously, food vendors. Tickets are only $10.00. Additional entertainment (mechanical bull and pickle competition) cost extra.
Hopefully, one or more of these activities will lead to some fun memories for you and your children. Should you wish to increase your custodial time, please contact me at the Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley for a free consultation to discuss the custody process and options available to you.
By: Patrick J. Samanns, Esquire
Patrick J. Samanns