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Spring Break and the Law: Your Vacation Roundup

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By Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 14, 2019 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Whether you're crossing things off your packing list and ready to hit the road, or you're crossing your fingers that your kids will come home safe from partying at the beach, there are probably one or two legal questions running through your mind as you get ready for spring break. What if your flight gets cancelled? Does your driver's license work in other countries? How serious are DUI laws in Florida?

Lucky for you, spring breakers, we have those answers and more right here:

If you're hitting the road for spring break, make sure you know, and follow, the rules of the road. And if you're flying the friendly skies to your vacation destination, there are TSA, FAA, and other air travel regulations with which to comply.

2. 3 Tips on How to Avoid Custody Disputes Over Spring Break

Holidays can be a stressful time for families, especially those dealing with custody and visitation. Can your ex whisk your kids away to Mexico for a week? And, if so, how much notice do you need? And what if you don't think the trip is a good idea, or had already booked your own travel? Early planning -- in writing -- can avoid a lot of child custody conflict around spring break.

3. Beware the Grandparent Scam

It may sound odd now, but when a grandparent tells you that they got a panicked call from a grandchild who needed financial help on spring break, and they wired them hundreds or thousands of dollars only to find out the grandchild was home the whole time...

4. Top 7 Tips to Avoid a Spring Break DUI

Obviously, "Don't drink and drive" tops the list. But do you know about zero tolerance laws for underage drinkers? How even prescription medication can lead to a DUI? And that you might be able to challenge breathalyzer results?

What if your holiday went haywire? If your spring break was a disaster, or you're returning home to one, here's what you need to know.

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