The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for your children. Unfortunately, if you don’t take the right approach, you could end up adding stress and tension to this joyous occasion by arguing with your ex-spouse about custody- and visitation-related issues.
These three child custody holiday tips can help keep the peace throughout the holidays:
- Plan in advance: For example, don’t wait until December 23 to hash out a schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Instead, get on the same page as far in advance as possible.
- Spend time together as a family: Depending on the health of your relationship with your ex, you may be able to make this work. Even if you only spend an hour together as a family, it’ll have a positive impact on your children.
- Split the date: This is the best way to ensure that both parents get to spend time with their children on holidays. For instance, you may agree to visit with your children during the morning hours of Thanksgiving Day, with your ex spending the afternoon and evening with them.
By following these child custody holiday tips, you’ll find it easier to keep the peace with your ex.
If your ex is doing their best to make life difficult on you, review your parenting agreement and visitation schedule for a better idea of what you can and can’t do. It may be time to discuss your concerns with your spouse, while also learning more about your legal rights for requesting a modification from the court.