When it comes to the holidays, it is important that you remember not to get caught up in having your children for the actual holiday. Oftentimes, parents determine that they want the child on an actual holiday, and will do anything within their power to ensure that they get to spend the holiday with that child. It is best if you can let the actual date go, and instead be flexible about when you celebrate the holidays with your family.
You should review your custody order prior to the holidays to determine which days that you have with the children. If you want to keep things running smoothly, it is easiest to just keep the dates that you already have. You should be able to make your own holiday fun on whatever day that you have custody of the children. It is important to try and avoid holiday disputes, as these can be a bit of a joy kill over the holidays. Oftentimes, if you and your ex cannot reach an agreement, then you should abide by the original custody order. Don't get the children involved, as this will be stressful and frustrating for them.
Also, don't be scared to start new traditions with your family based on your holiday custody order. For example, if you always have the children two days before Christmas, don't hesitate to designate that as your Christmastime with the kids. You can take them to look at lights, give them gifts, and even make a Christmas dinner for them to enjoy. Don't hesitate to contact the firm today if you want more information about holiday custody orders, or if you are confused about whether or not to get the firm involved in your case. With the right Los Angeles divorce lawyer on your side, you can trust that you will be able to work through any legal situations right away!