Holiday Schedule Visitation Tips

Published 11/16/17 by Admin

Holiday visitation tips

Custody arrangements are one of the many things that can make it difficult to be a parent if you are no longer in a relationship with the mother or father of the child. The holidays can be even more difficult because you want to make sure that the children get to spend enough time with both parents. There are several things that you can do to make holiday visitation easier for everyone.

  • Split the Holiday in Half
    One of the easiest ways to come up with a child visitation schedule for the holidays is to split the holiday in half. For example, your children can spend one week with one parent and the second week with the other parent. You will have to make sure that you plan this in advance so that your children do not have to spend a lot of time traveling.
  • Schedule the Holiday Twice
    You may not get to celebrate the holiday on the same day with your children. However, that does not have to make the holidays any less special. For example, one parent can celebrate the Christmas holiday on the 22nd and the other parent can celebrate on it the 25th.
  • Be Flexible
    The focus of the holidays should be to ensure that children are able to spend enough time with both parents. That is why you have to be willing to be flexible. You may want to alternate holidays every day. For example, the children can celebrate a holiday with you one year and then they can celebrate the holiday with the other parent next year. Additionally, it is a good idea to ask your children about how they want to spend the holidays.


Contact Barr Jones & Associates

If you are having issues with a child custody arrangement, then you will need to contact an Ohio Divorce attorney. We can help you determine the best arrangements for your child.