Regardless of the time of year, there is always another holiday on the horizon. While this can bring great joy to your life, things have a way of taking a turn for the worse if you find yourself in the middle of a child custody dispute.
Here are three child custody holiday disputes to watch out for in the months to come:
- Travel: Do you want to take your child with you on a trip, such as to visit a relative? If so, you should discuss this with the other parent as soon as possible. Also, review your custody agreement to ensure that you're legally allowed to travel with your child.
- Sharing time: Both parents want to spend holiday time with their child. This can lead to issues regarding sharing time, such as if both parents want to spend the actual holiday with their child in their home. There are many ways around this, such as by opting for an "alternating year" system.
- Gifts: Have you checked with the other parent before buying a gift? You don't have to do this, but it's a good idea if you have reason to believe the gift could cause some type of trouble.
From the Fourth of July to Thanksgiving, from Christmas to Easter, there are a lot of holidays throughout the year to plan for as a parent.
Since a child custody holiday dispute can ruin all your fun, you should plan everything in advance. This will help you prevent trouble and better enjoy the time you spend with your child.
Source: FindLaw, "3 Common Child-Custody Holiday Disputes," accessed June 13, 2018