Mesa Divorce Attorney Discusses Child custody
The holiday season is just around the corner, and children, especially, enjoy the holidays that are quickly approaching. For many, Christmas and Hanukkah are fondly regarded as almost magical – a time of festivities, gift giving and glorious food accompanied by family celebrations. All children in Arizona should enjoy this magical time of year and child custody arrangements and divorce should not spoil the holidays for any of them.
There is no need for the magic of the holidays to disappear because parents are divorced, or contemplating a divorce. Unfortunately, every divorce cannot be amicable, but parents can choose the type of holiday experience their children have by putting their differences aside. The question is – how is this accomplished?
One of the first steps to take is to ensure that you and your ex-spouse negotiate a schedule well ahead of time. This may have been included in the child custody arrangements, but your children need to know when they will go to whom and how they will be spending their holidays. If you are the parent left on your own for the holidays, be careful to not allow your emotions to make your children feel guilty.
Unfortunately, sometimes the original arrangements may not suit both partners any longer. Sometimes a former spouse fails to adhere to a predetermined schedule or becomes unhappy with the child custody arrangements. In such instances, it may be beneficial to consult a Mesa divorce attorney regarding modification of the original arrangements in order to find the best suitable solution and keep the magic of the holidays alive in the hearts of your children. For more information follow the link to our child custody modification page.
Source: huffingtonpost.com, “Divorced Parents, Give the Gift of ‘No Drama’ to Your Children This Holiday Season“, Kate Roberts, Dec. 12, 2014