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Does Your Holiday Schedule With Your Children Work for you?

On behalf of Powell Law Offices, P.C. posted in divorce on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

If you are divorced or have been through a custody case, you likely have a schedule in your final order that dictates when you can see your kids during the holiday season. In Texas, standard possession time over Christmas break says that one parent has possession of the children from the time school dismisses for Christmas break until Dec. 28 at noon, and the other parent has possession from Dec. 28 at noon until school is back in session after Christmas break. The parents alternate the two time periods each year.

This means that the children have to spend each Christmas without seeing one of their parents. That doesn't work well for children or parents!

At Powell Law Offices, P.C., we think through these challenges to come up with creative holiday schedules - i.e. we typically treat Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on their own, and split both days between parents, so no child has to endure a Christmas of not seeing one parent. We also do the same for Thanksgiving, and any other holiday necessary.

If your holiday possession schedule does not allow you to see your child every holiday, it may be time to modify it. Call us to discuss your options for free. (972) 584-9382