Menu
The Siemon Law Firm
Honest Answers.
866-497-5134
View Practice Areas

Make sure your parenting plan covers custody for holiday seasons

This is the time of year when a lot of newly divorced parents realize – to their dismay – that they did not adequately account for the holidays on their parenting plans. Unfortunately, the issue of who gets the children for which holidays can become much more complicated than it needs to be.

However, it is possible to make sure you get a visitation agreement that works for you and protects your relationship with your children through the holiday season. Although a custody and visitation modification can be obtain from the courts in certain situations, it is much better to handle this ahead of time during the divorce process.

Protecting Your Holiday Visitation Rights in the Divorce Process

Here are the steps you can take to protect your visitation rights during holiday seasons:

  • Work with a lawyer to make a plan: The best thing you can do is talk to your lawyer in advance, explain what you want and work together to come up with a sound strategy.
  • Set reasonable expectations: For every aspect of a divorce, the greatest challenges most people have are a result of unrealistic expectations. If you expect to win on every disputed issue or to have the kids for every possible holiday, you will most likely be disappointed. The key is setting realistic expectations and working toward the best result possible.
  • Communicate: By communicating well with your lawyer and with everyone involved in the negotiation, there will be more opportunity for creative thinking and collaborative solutions.

The stakes are too high to take your visitation and parenting plan lightly. By having reasonable expectations, working strategically with your lawyer and communicating well, you will greatly increase the chances of having an equitable parenting plan that will work for you for years to come.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact our Georgia Family Law Firm by calling 866-497-5134 or by completing this contact form. An attorney will respond within 24 business hours.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Siemon Law Firm
347 Dahlonega Street, Building 100
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 770-888-5120
Fax: 770-521-4317
Cumming Law Office Map

The Siemon Law Firm
4555 Mansell Road, Suite 300
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-521-4316
Fax: 770-521-4317
Alpharetta Law Office Map

The Siemon Law Firm
3400 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 555
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 770-888-5078
Fax: 770-521-4317
Atlanta Law Office Map