Are Your Family’s Holiday Plans Included in the Parenting Plan?

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The holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate. For many parents, it can be difficult to agree on how to handle the holiday season. Should the children spend Christmas with mom and New Year's with dad? And who is responsible for buying gifts? These are all questions that should be answered in the parenting plan.

Why Should We Include a Holiday Time-Sharing Schedule?

One of the main benefits of including a holiday time-sharing schedule in your parenting plan is that it can help to avoid any potential conflict during the holiday season. When parents know what to expect, they are less likely to argue about who gets to spend Christmas with the kids or how their children will spend school breaks.

If you are unsure of your child's current holiday time-sharing, refer to the time-sharing agreement in their current parenting plan. It can serve as a way to refresh parents on how their children will be available this holiday season.

What Additional Agreements Should We Include?

In addition to including a holiday time-sharing schedule in your parenting plan, there are a few other stipulations you may want to consider including. You might want to specify who is responsible for buying gifts for the children and create a plan for how the children will celebrate each holiday. This could include deciding which parent will host Thanksgiving dinner or who will take the kids Christmas shopping. If you can agree on these types of details ahead of time, it can help to avoid any conflict and stress during the holiday season.

Nothing Is More Important Than Your Loved Ones

The holidays are a special time for families and it can be helpful to have a plan for handling them. Including a holiday time-sharing schedule in your parenting plan can help ensure that everyone has a happy and stress-free holiday season. At The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., our attorney can help you build a holiday time-sharing schedule to include in your child's parenting plan and prepare for the future.

Are you preparing for the holiday season and need to review your holiday parenting plan? Schedule a free consultation with our attorney by calling our firm at (954) 626-8071. We are waiting for your call!