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Planning Your Child Custody Schedule for the Upcoming Holidays

The upcoming holidays are an exciting time. With school closures and Thanksgiving approaching, we know that most parents want to spend quality time with their children. Following a divorce, planning a child custody schedule for the upcoming holidays can seem like a daunting experience. However, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you penned out a joint child custody agreement plan with your former spouse or you’re working together to plan that your children have a happy Thanksgiving, it’s vital to ensure that you’re on the same page as your former spouse. With thoughtful child custody schedule planning and consideration, you can help your children have a wonderful holiday season with both of their parents. Here’s how. 

Why Do I Need a Child Custody Schedule for the Holidays?

While courts will usually accept any child custody schedule for the holidays that two parents have agreed upon, it’s the planning process with your former spouse that may become tricky. A child custody schedule for the holiday season can help outline what you and your former spouse believe to be in the best interest of your children. Additionally, each parent can plan for their respective holidays and how they’d like to divide their children’s time between two houses. This can provide security for children who feel uncertain about a recent divorce or where they’ll be for the upcoming holidays.

How Do I Plan a Child Custody Schedule for the Holidays?

For every family, planning a child custody schedule for the holidays will look different. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Your children may want to have equal time between both sides of their families or to spend more time with one side of the family. When two parents decide on a child custody schedule for the holidays, they may even choose to alternate holidays on an annual basis to eliminate the pressure on their children to rush during Thanksgiving dinner. By working together with the experienced family law attorneys at Albers & Associates, we can help your family develop a child custody schedule for the holidays that works best for everyone. 

What About Spring Breaks and Summer Vacations?

Outside of traditional major holidays, you will also want to consider that your children have spring break and summer vacations to enjoy. If both parents have equal parenting responsibilities over the summer, it’s advisable to plan your summer vacations during your allotted parenting time. The same holds true for spring breaks unless two parents come to a mutual agreement surrounding a possible vacation that may infringe on the other parent’s time. It’s best to always seek the counsel of your attorney at Albers & Associates for legal guidance on how to approach child custody schedules during the holidays, spring breaks, and summer vacations.


Albers & Associates is Your Experienced Family Law Attorney

Albers & Associates understands that your family is your greatest priority. As your experienced family law attorney located in Carroll County, MD, you can rely on our legal team to diligently advocate on behalf of your family. We can serve as your dedicated legal counsel to navigate child custody schedules during the holidays. Contact our legal team for a consultation today or give us a call at (443) 272-4312.

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