If you’re considering divorcing your spouse, you might be wondering how the holidays are shared when it comes to your children. Many parents want to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with their children and can’t imagine a life where the holidays aren’t shared. Fortunately, there are options available when it comes to dividing your child custody. As an experienced Baltimore divorce lawyer, Albers & Associates can help clients navigate an impending divorce and division of child custody. Here’s what you need to know about child custody for the upcoming holiday season.
Who Receives Child Custody for Thanksgiving and the Holidays?
Child custody is established during the divorce process. When two spouses decide to divorce, division of time with the children can be a mutually agreed-upon process or structured in the children’s best interest. Following a divorce, if one of the parties disagrees with the structure of child custody on Thanksgiving and other holidays, you can file an emergency holiday custody dispute within Maryland Courts. Typically, two parents will establish custody guidelines during the divorce process that outlines what each family member can expect from one another.
Are There Custody Schedules for the Holidays?
For many families, custody schedules are a routine part of their new life following a divorce. For example, if two parents have joint custody, they can decide to share the holidays on a split schedule or whoever’s custody time falls on said holiday based upon custody orders. Additionally, some parents may choose to alternate holidays on an annual basis. For example, one year, the children will spend Thanksgiving with their mother. Next year, they’d spend Thanksgiving with their father. Ultimately, our experienced team of Baltimore divorce lawyers can help your family make the best decision when it comes to the holidays and custody orders.
After a Divorce, What if My Ex Doesn’t Adhere to the Custody Schedule?
Under Maryland law, if a judge has approved your parenting plan and custody orders, your ex would be disobeying legally binding court orders. As a parent, you could choose to bring your case to the court where they could determine if your ex willfully disregarded the lawfully binding court order. With Albers & Associates on your side, you can rest assured that your family is protected during the holidays, and you get the time you deserve with your children. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Albers & Associates is Your Experienced Baltimore Divorce Lawyer
Albers & Associates is your highly experienced Baltimore divorce lawyer. We can advocate on your behalf for the best possible resolution for your case. Our highly skilled legal team can expertly navigate your case and work with you during this difficult time. Contact us today for a consultation. You can also give us a call at our downtown Baltimore, MD office (410) 505-0671 or Dundalk, MD office (410) 505-7831.