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Child Custody and the Holiday Season

Ensuring a Holly, Jolly Season

Believe it or not, the holiday season is drawing ever closer. The holiday season can be a difficult time for families going through a divorce, especially when it comes to child custody. If you are in Florida and are dealing with this issue, it is important to understand the law and your rights. In this blog, we will discuss how holiday custody works in Florida and what you can do to make sure that your children have a smooth holiday season.

Consult with the Other Parent

First, if you have joint custody, you must consult with the other parent before making any holiday plans. This includes both holiday visitation and travel plans. You should also make every attempt to be flexible with your holiday plans so that both parents can spend time with the children.

Review Your Parenting Plan

If you do not have joint custody with your child's other parent, you will need to follow the terms of your parenting plan. This may include alternating holidays between each parent or only spending certain holidays with the children. It is essential to review your parenting plan before making holiday plans so that you know what is allowed.

Stay Positive For Your Children

Finally, remember that the holiday season can be a difficult time for children. They may not understand why they cannot spend every holiday with both parents. Try to be patient with your children during this time.

Get the Help of a Child Custody Attorney

The holiday season can be a challenging time for many families who are going through a divorce or child custody battle. If you have any questions about how to handle child custody during the holidays, you should speak with an experienced family law attorney in Florida. At Schipani, Norman & McLain, P.A., our team can help you work through any child custody issue and ensure that you and your children have a wonderful holiday season.

Learn more or schedule a consultation by calling (941) 499-8154 or by visiting our website.