While it might seem as though you have plenty of time to work out the kinks in your child custody case, there are only three months left in 2020. This means that you need to get out your child custody documents and review the plan for the holiday season. By doing this now, you’ll have as much time as possible to make adjustments and work with your ex to find solutions to issues.
One of the most important things to remember is that your child’s needs are what’s most important. This could mean that one or both parents have to make some concessions to make it happen. Finding the balance between what you want to happen and what’s best for the children can be complicated but taking your emotions out of the situation might be beneficial.
For example, if your ex’s family is coming in from out of town for a few days that happen to be during the child’s time with you, allowing the children to go with your ex to see those family members might benefit the children. This doesn’t mean that they have to remain gone for several days. It might only take a few hours or one day for them to see the individuals they want to visit with. Allowing the visit without complaint can also gain you a lot of emotional goodwill you can bank for later.
Even if you’re willing to work with your ex, there’s a chance that those efforts won’t be successful if they won’t work with you. Your attorney can talk you through the options for getting the contentious holiday-related issues settled. It’s best to get the process started quickly since these matters might take a while to work through.