Handling Holidays in a Parenting Plan

Ensuring a Holly, Jolly Season

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year when families come together to celebrate. But what happens when parents who share custody of their children disagree about how to handle the holidays? This can be a difficult situation, but it is important to remember that there is a solution. In this blog, learn the ways to handle holidays in a parenting plan in Colorado.

Choose Holidays and Compromise

First, think about which holidays are most important to you and your family. Make a list of the holidays that you would like to have with your children. Once you have this list, talk to your ex about which holidays they would like to have with the kids. Try to reach a solution to the issue that works for both of you and your child.

Divide Holidays

If compromising is not an option, consider how you and your spouse will divide up the holidays between each other. Will you alternate holidays every year? Or will you have certain holidays every other year? There is no right or wrong answer, but it’s something that you need to decide before creating your parenting plan.

Include Travel

Finally, don’t forget to include holiday travel in your parenting plan. If you and your ex live in different cities, you will need to figure out who will pay for travel expenses and how the children will get to their respective homes. Again, communication is key in making sure that both parents are on the same page.

Creating a holiday parenting plan can be tricky, but it’s important to sit down and talk through all of the details with your ex. By communicating and compromising, you can create a plan that works for everyone involved.

Get the Help of a Family Law Attorney

If you need help working through an issue with your parenting plan, whether during the holidays or otherwise, it's important to work with a family law attorney who can help you achieve a solution that meets your needs. At Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., kids come first, and we will do whatever we can to achieve your goals and meet your child's needs.


Learn more about how we can help with child custody issues or schedule a consultation by calling (719) 212-4227 or by visiting our website.

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