Free Consult
The Law Offices of Eric J. Tatum, LLC The Law Offices of Eric J. Tatum, LLC
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
770-648-2789 800-494-1577
Menu free consult

How can you make your holiday visitation schedule easier?

It's the holiday season, a time for cheer and potential divorce disasters. If you share a child with your ex, you know that your little one might get caught in the middle when you're trying to determine your visitation schedule. There are some ways to handle the holiday, though, so that you can focus on seeing friends and family without divorce drama.

Parenting plans help you with your schedule by preventing incidents where you argue over where your child is going to be. Most parenting plans outline the holidays and have a formula for determining who has the child each year. For example, if you had your son or daughter on Christmas last year, then you may need to send them to spend time with dad or mom this year.

Alternating years is just one option for splitting up holiday time; You can also arrange a split in your child's school vacation and keep him or her a week or two before sending him or her to your co-parent's house for an equal amount of time. You can arrange another type of plan that works better for you for other reasons.

You may need to negotiate with your ex if you want to avoid struggles with the holidays in years to come. Developing this plan during your divorce proceedings can help you avoid situations where you fight over the time you get to spend with your child. You can always alter a plan later if there are major concerns about it, but having a plan in place is a good way to avoid conflict. Your attorney can help you draw up a plan that works so that your child doesn't have to worry about where he or she will be over the holidays.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Holidays, Divorce and Who Gets The Children?," accessed Dec. 15, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Back to Top