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Holidays and Parenting Time

While the holiday season can be stressful for many, for parents who are divorced and sharing joint custody of their children, navigating time sharing around the holidays can be particularly challenging. Advance planning, coordination, and cooperation are key to ensuring a happy holiday season for all involved.

Texas courts are guided by child’s best interests

As in many states, the Texas courts are guided by what it deems is in the best interests of your child when making determinations concerning child custody or visitation. The court prefers that both parents are actively involved in the life of the child and encourages parents to work together. It is best for divorcing couples to develop a custody and visitation plan prior to a custody hearing. This parenting plan should address who the child will live with during the week and on the weekends, as well as address holidays and school vacations.

Tips to sharing holiday time

As you approach the holiday season, it is important to keep the best interests of your child/children at the forefront of any modifications to the possession schedule. Create the happiest holiday memories possible in your situation. The following are some tips to sharing holiday time:

Any aspect of these arrangements can be combined into sharing holiday time with your child. Again, the goal is to enable your child to enjoy celebrating holidays, family traditions, and quality time with both parents.

Our Fort Worth family law attorneys can help develop a visitation schedule that suits your needs

Child custody and visitation can be one of the more difficult arrangements to manage after divorce. Developing a schedule for celebrating holidays can be particularly challenging. Let us help. The family law attorneys at The Law Offices of Kyle Whitaker in Fort Worth understand the emotional toll and logistical obstacles involved in child custody. Guided by compassion, knowledge, experience, and skill, our dedicated team assists couples through every phase of the divorce process, helping to make the transition to life post-divorce as smooth as possible. Schedule a free consultation with a member of our team: contact our office at 817-332-7703 or online.