With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to think about some child custody issues that might come up during this busy season. It is easy to get focused on the hoopla that comes with big gatherings, but there are some finer points to consider.
One thing that you might overlook is gift-giving. If your family gives gifts during the holidays, it might be best to discuss these gifts with your ex. This might prevent your children from getting duplicate presents. It might help to grab your child’s wishlist and discuss who will get which items for the kids.
Don’t only discuss the gifts you will give your children. You need to also determine who will get which gifts for the children to give. Are you and your ex going to split the cost of teacher gifts? What about gifts for friends and family members? By discussing this now, you have time to plan for which expenses you will be responsible.
We realize that it might seem early to go through this. But you don’t really have that much time. While you are going through the holiday plans, make sure that you have child care for kids who can’t stay home alone. Remember that sitters might also be busy during the times when the kids are out for winter break.
You should review the parenting plan and ensure that you are familiar with the schedule for this school year. If there are issues that you and your ex can’t work through together, you might have to turn to the court for guidance on what to do. We are here to help you determine your next steps.