With the holidays right around the corner, it’s important to consider how divorce will change your family’s holiday plans. Figuring out which parent gets custody of the kids for each holiday can cause a lot of stress and emotional grief. Here are some things to consider as you work out a Child Custody Holiday Plan:
- Which holiday traditions or rituals mean the most to you? Choose your top picks and compromise on the events and traditions you can compromise on. If you and your former spouse share the same favorites, find a way to compromise that considers both of your feelings and needs.
- What would your child prefer? Is the tradition of Mom taking them to see Santa important to them? Is last minute shopping with Dad one of their favorite memories? Consider their feelings and how the changes could affect them as you make your decisions.
- Think of logistics. If you and your former spouse now live in different states, it won’t be very simple to have the kids spend Christmas Eve with one parent and Christmas Day with the other. In a situation like this, it may be best to switch off every other year.
If you need assistance creating a custody plan, please reach out to our Family Law attorneys. We take pride in providing individualized legal care to guide our clients as they make important and oftentimes, life-altering decisions. It’s important to choose an attorney that you know you can trust and has your best interest in mind. We’re here to help, you can trust us to provide the high-quality legal care that you are looking for.