On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
As the holidays approach, you may want to explore some useful timesharing tips. The holidays are generally stressful for some families, and even more so for divorcees who have a difficult time trying to decide who keeps the children during this hectic time of the year. Remember the holidays are a magical time for your children and they should enjoy it! It’s already heartbreaking that both parents can’t be with them at the same time. Some parents are able to celebrate together in spite of their differences and this is something your children will truly appreciate. But what happens when you don’t agree? This is why it’s important hiring a Fort Lauderdale child custody attorney during the initial stages of your child custody process.
Don’t burden your children with these decisions
Children should not have to decide who they spend their time with. This is something their parents should consider before scheduling the holidays. Parents should work together to make the holidays as happy as possible for their children and children should get to spend time with both parents.
Good communication is the key
Make sure you talk to your ex in advance about how your plans may interfere with his or her plans. You may have to compromise a bit but it’s okay as long as it benefits the kids. Find fun things to do when your kids are with your ex. Be flexible and think about how you can create the most unforgettable memories for your children. The holidays can be a bit stressful and you will need some extra time for yourself as well.
Embrace new family traditions
Timesharing doesn’t have to be stressful. Divorcees can benefit from creating new traditions that will adapt to their current circumstances. Be fun and spontaneous. Kids love it! However, there are some traditions that are important to each side of the family, which you may want to keep.
Some things to keep in mind
Some things you should think about when creating your schedule for the holiday include:
- Vacation dates of both parents
- How the schedule allows both parents to spend equal time with the children
- Important family traditions
- How you can make the most out of your time with the children
- Avoid too much commuting unless is extremely necessary
Stick to the plan
It is very tempting to ignore your parenting plan but don’t. Parenting plans are important documents and they should be respected. This document outlines your schedule, therefore, you should avoid any unnecessary misunderstandings. However, if your circumstances have dramatically changed, you can always request a modification with the help of an experienced Fort Lauderdale child custody attorney.
We understand you don’t want to miss Christmas morning with your children. Contact us today and ask us about ways to win your custody battle. Even when you and your spouse agree on these important matters, we can help you bear the legal burdens so that you can enjoy your holidays with your family.