People who are facing child custody matters during their divorce should ensure they’re putting the children first. The holiday season is one that’s going to be rather challenging, especially early in the case.
One of the most important things to remember is that you should prepare the children for the schedule changes that come with the holidays.
Negotiate the schedule
The normal child custody schedule isn’t going to work during the holiday season. You’ll need to think about when each family has festivities and plan the holidays accordingly. The child needs to have time with both parents and both sides of the family.
You and your ex should communicate about special events and activities during the holiday season. This includes things like school plays and other things the children will want their parents to watch them in. Remember to be respectful. The holidays are a stressful time so be sure to take that into account.
Document what works and what doesn’t
Keep a record of what works and what doesn’t work. This can help in future years when it’s time to make plans. You may also want to make notes about what new traditions the children enjoy and which ones they don’t.
Getting the parenting plan together for the holidays is important because it can provide the children with the stability they need. Make sure you get this done as quickly as possible so you know the schedule to get ready for the holidays. Working with someone who can help you develop creative solutions helps you draw from their knowledge of these situations.