Do you have a Texas child custody plan in which the child’s other parent lives in a different state? Often in an arrangement like this, the child will need to fly to see your ex-spouse. Sometimes, if the parents agree and work out a plan, with the help from a Dallas child custody attorney, the child will be allowed to travel as an unaccompanied minor.
There are some tips to keep in mind when a child is flying alone:
- have your child escorted onto and off the aircraft by airline employees and released only to the guardian named on the legal documents;
- talk with your child about what to expect during the flight for a child, flying alone can be exciting and scary at the same time;
- be sure your child is prepared for the trip with snacks, travel games, books and whatever comfort and entertainment items are appropriate for flying;
- make sure that the person meeting the child at his or her destination has the proper paperwork and photo identification to avoid problems with pick-up;
- place vital information, like medical history and contact information, in the child’s carry-on, and let the airline rep. know where to find these items.
Not all parents are comfortable with their child flying unaccompanied. This may be an issue brought up when establishing visitation rights in your child custody case.
Contacting a Dallas Child Custody Attorney
The attorneys at Warren & Migliaccio have years of experience, and we’ll use that training to provide you peace of mind for the future, whatever the circumstances for your divorce or family law situation. From the initial consultation until the day your divorce is finalized, our Texas family lawyer team at Warren & Migliaccio is here to advocate on behalf of you and your children. Contact our Dallas law firm today at 1-888-584-9614.