You might be excited to make it extra special for your children this holiday season. But when you have a conflict with your child's time-sharing agreement, it can be difficult to prepare for the holidays. Let's explore what parents can do if they notice a holiday time-sharing conflict in their child's schedule.
Discuss Your Holiday Plans With Your Co-Parent
First, it's important to communicate with your child's other parent and discuss your holiday plans with them. Together, you can review your child's time-sharing agreement and create a plan that might involve splitting time over the holidays or spending time together as a family.
When discussing this, you might encounter a conflict of schedule, such as Christmas taking place during Hannukkah, and each parent has time-sharing allotted during those holidays. With this in mind, you can try to agree on this conflict if there is no stipulation in your child's time-sharing agreement. This could include both parents splitting the holiday or one parent granting the other their allotted parenting time.
If You Are Unable to Come to An Agreement
If you cannot agree regarding your child's holiday time-sharing, you might need to consult a trusted family law attorney. They can review your child's time-sharing agreement and help you find a solution before the issue needs to be brought to court.
In some cases, a modification might be necessary to limit future holiday time-sharing conflicts. Your family law attorney can guide you through this process and help you adjust your child's current custody plan to what would be in their best interests while preparing for future conflicts.
Remember to keep your child's best interests in mind while navigating holiday time-sharing conflicts. It can be a difficult conversation, but by working together with the other parent and seeking guidance from your respective attorneys, you can create a plan that works for everyone involved.
Strategic & Aggressive
It can be difficult for parents when they discover schedule conflicts during the holiday season. At DeTommaso Law Group, LLC, our team of attorneys has over 125 years of combined experience helping families make the changes they need to their family law matters.
Call us today at (908) 274-3028 to schedule a consultation to see how we can assist with your holiday time-sharing needs.