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Collin County family law attorneyIf you are a divorced, separated, or unmarried parent, holidays can present a number of rather unique challenges. In most families, and in most years, the winter holidays are a time for getting together with loved ones, many of whom have not seen one another in some time—possibly since the same holiday last year. If you are subject to a shared parenting agreement, remember that your court order is what must be followed when you cannot agree on how to share the children for the holidays.

Do Not Wait

While it may seem that November just started, Thanksgiving is less than a week away. This means that you and your child’s other parent should not delay in making plans regarding your holiday parenting time. The first thing you should do, however, is to check your existing parenting plan document—also known as your possession order—as many such plans contain a holiday parenting time schedule created years in advance to reduce confusion. If your order does not include a holiday schedule or provides that you will negotiate a reasonable agreement each year, it is time to start preparing for the winter holidays.

Prioritize and Compromise

While many families will get together quite often, including on commonly-celebrated holidays, certain holidays are more “important”—for lack of a better word—than others are to some families. For example, your family may prioritize your Christmas or Hanukkah traditions, while the other parent’s family traditionally places a greater emphasis on Thanksgiving or New Year’s Day. If your respective priorities allow you, develop a plan that provides your child to be a part of each of the important celebrations. Again, keep in mind that your court order is the default when you cannot agree.

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