Have you established a holiday schedule for your children? If so, then you need to make sure that you adhere to that holiday by allowing you and your ex-spouse to have custody of the children on the days that were agreed upon. If you failed to create a holiday schedule when you did your divorce settlement, then you may want to head back to the courts and establish one now.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon, which means that parents will need to determine which adult will have the children for this special holiday. In order to organize holiday time, you may want to determine how many days your children get off school and then divide the school break evenly.
This is especially helpful if you are co-parenting and would like to both spend time with your children at various times during the holiday. Also, you will want to take into account grandparent's rights during this holiday. If one parent has extended family coming into town for the holiday, then as the spouse without the extended family you may want to allow your children to spend time with their grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
If you are having a difficult time deciding how to negotiate thanksgiving holiday time, or if you need mediation because you cannot arrive at a conclusion, a hardworking and compassionate attorney at Cutter & Lax can assist you today. With the right lawyer on your side, you will be able to carefully look over all the agreements made in your divorce settlement and modify any other issues that you are dealing with.
You may even want to draw up an official schedule and have it court-enforced in order to guide you through the holiday season in years to come. In some cases, you may want to alternate who spends the holiday where every other year. Contact a San Fernando family attorney at the firm today if you want to learn more!