Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How Do I Manage Child Visitation During Holidays?

Dealing with your ex-spouse about visitation with your child can be especially difficult during the holidays. It is important to communicate with your ex about the plan for visitation in advance. The sooner you communicate and work out a schedule, the better.

In most cases, you will have a Parenting Plan or Visitation Agreement regarding visitation with your child. This Plan will include a schedule for how to manage visitation for the holidays. If you do not have this schedule already written, or if either of you want to change it, you will both need to work out a new plan. It is important to be clear about where your child will be during the holidays and who is responsible for transporting your child to and from the visitation.
If your child is age appropriate, you should also make the schedule clear to your child well in advance. Communication is the key to a smooth holiday visitation.