Christmas time is a stressful time for divorced families. While Christmas is something that parents often look forward to and get excited about, many don’t get to see their children.
Child custody arrangements definitely reduce the amount of time that each parent gets with their children and also affects which holidays each parent is allowed to spend with the children. Child custody agreements are meant to keep conflicts at bay – but parents who are left alone during holidays can easily become resentful, jealous, and angry.
The typical child custody arrangements may not work for every separated and divorced couples, and that is just fine. As long as couples are able to set aside their personal problems, alternative Christmas and other holiday custody arrangements can benefit both parents and their children.
You don’t always have to start alternative visitation schedules with an attorney. However, some family law lawyers can help mediate changes to child custody agreements or establishing new agreements. The lawyers at Lasiter & Jackson in Phoenix are always excited to help families establish great alternative arrangements for holiday visitation time and has experience mediating conflict between divorced and separated couples to help reach an agreement that is best for the children involved.
Christmas is supposed to be fun and exciting. But what it becomes is truly up to your attitude and focus. You can’t blame a crappy holiday on the other parent who didn’t agree or cooperate with what you want. Your situation is yours to deal with no matter how it turns out. You can approach any holiday custody situation with fun and excitement even if it doesn’t go the way you have pictured in your mind. Come up with alternative plans that will help you create fun, happy memories with your children.
If you are looking for a mediator – contact the lawyers at Lasiter & Jackson who specialize in family law and mediation. We can help.