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Plan for the holiday season with your child

The holiday season is coming up quickly. This means that divorced parents will need to revisit child custody arrangements for the season. Not only do they have to determine the schedule for the actual holidays, they also have to decide who will supervise them when the kids are on their winter breaks from school.

If this is your first holiday season as a single parent, you might not be fully prepared for what’s to come. Depending on the ages of your children, you may have to plan for child care when they are out of school. Before you do this, you need to know when they will be with you and when they’ll be with your ex. From there, you must determine which parent is going to be responsible for child care and whether the same provider will be used in both homes.

We understand that this can be a difficult time. By looking at your child custody arrangement, you should be able to determine the schedule for the children’s holidays. This might be the same every year, but some child custody schedules change from one year to the next.

If anything about the child custody arrangement is unclear or won’t work this year, now is the time to get a new plan in place. If you and your ex can work together, you can negotiate process to come up with solutions to the potential issues. If you can’t work together, you will have to see the child custody modification from the court. We can help you with either option.