It's that time of year again when families come together to celebrate a special holiday - Thanksgiving. For parents who have gone through a divorce, this can be a difficult time. One of the most common questions we get asked is whether or not both parents have to host their own separate Thanksgiving dinners. The answer is it depends on what is best for your family! Our child custody attorneys at DeTommaso Law Group, LLC discuss what you need to know about the holidays after a divorce and how you can make them enjoyable for your children.
Handling Thanksgiving Dinner
If you have joint custody of your children, you may be wondering if you are required to host two separate Thanksgiving dinners - one at each household. The answer is that it depends on what is stated in your child custody agreement. In your child's time-sharing agreement, one parent will be granted Thanksgiving day, and your custody exchange details will be outlined.
Some parents host their own separate Thanksgiving dinners, while others spend the day together as a family. If you co-parent and are considering spending Thanksgiving together, we recommend that you sit down with each other and discuss what would work best for both of you and your children. It's important to remember that the holidays are extra special for your children, and you want to make sure that they have a memorable and enjoyable day.
Review Your Custody Agreement
If you are unable to come to an agreement with your ex-spouse, we recommend that you review your child custody agreement. In some cases, the holiday schedule may no longer be in your child’s best interests, and you can discuss making changes with your attorney. If you have questions about your child custody agreement or want to discuss making changes before the holiday season, our attorneys at DeTommaso Law Group, LLC are here to help.
Warren Family Law Attorneys
We understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for families who are going through a divorce. Our child custody attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have and help make the holiday season enjoyable for you and your children.
For more information and to schedule a consultation with a member of our team, contact our office today by calling our firm at (908) 274-3028