Don’t let child custody issues plague your child’s holiday season

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Child Custody on Friday, November 28, 2014.

The holiday season is here, which means that parents who are divorced will have to decide how to ensure the children get to experience festive activities with both parents. As difficult as it is for one parent to hand the children off to the other, it is important for the children to get to make memories with both parents. Our Florida readers might like to know some tips that they can use to help them work through child custody during the holiday season.

Even though the holiday season is here, there is still plenty of time to start making plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Not only should you and your ex decide who will have the children when, now is the time to decide the transportation schedule, such as where and when the exchanges will occur.

While you are planning, remember to be flexible. Relatives from out of town or large gatherings might mean that you and your ex have to change up the schedule a little bit. With that in mind, it is a good idea to remember that your children are the priority. You should make sure that the children are happy with the plans and that they are prepared for the events.

In some cases, the court order dictates who get the children on which holiday. If all else fails and you and your ex can’t come up with an arrangement, turn to those orders to determine when the children will be with whom.

If you are just going through a divorce, it is important that you understand your rights regarding parenting time. You should work with someone who understands your wishes and can help you to find the balance that is best for your children.

Source: Huffington Post, “5 Tips for Managing Parenting Time During the Holidays” Joseph E. Cordell, Nov. 12, 2014