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HOLIDAY CUSTODY AND VISITATION ISSUES

Even in the best of circumstances, the holidays can be an extremely stressful time. For newly divorce couples, however, this time of year can be especially difficult. In divorce cases where children are involved, managing holiday custody and visitation orders can be hard, and there are a wide range of issues divorced parents may face during this time of year. In this blog, our Denver divorce attorney explains how to best tackle the most common custody issues parents face during the holiday season.

DOES MY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE IF I CHANGE MY CURRENT CUSTODY ORDER?

If you modify any part of your current custody order, or if you are given a completely new one, it will replace whichever order you were previously following. If you find that there are no major issues with the parenting agreement you and your ex-spouse are using, it’s best to leave it untouched. If you try to come up with a new order and cannot come to an agreement with your ex, the court will intervene and give both parents a traditional custody order they both must follow.

WHAT IF IT’S MY HOLIDAY BUT MY SPOUSE’S VISITATION WEEKEND?

In the eyes of the court, holiday visitation is considered a higher priority than traditional parenting weekends. If your schedule notes that a holiday falls on your ex-spouse’s regular weekend, your child should still be your custody the day before the holiday begins.

CAN I BE TAKEN TO COURT IF I DON’T CHANGE THE SCHEDULE?

If, for whatever reason, you have concerns over your parenting plan or feel as though your ex-spouse is unfairly pressuring you to change your current parenting plan, you should not hesitate to contact Karin Johnson Chatfield, LLC. Our firm has helped countless clients through even the toughest custody battles.

To learn how our Denver divorce attorney can help, contact our firm today to schedule a free confidential consultation.

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