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Should a parenting plan include custody during holidays?

| Mar 16, 2021 | Child Custody |

One of the most important steps to take with co-parenting or sharing child custody is creating a parenting plan. This document will determine how much time each parent spends with the child and how often they spend time together. The schedule should be detailed and thorough to avoid miscommunication, and it needs to be agreed upon by both parents. The document must also work within the framework of the child custody terms that are determined by a Maryland judge.

Tips for putting together your parenting plan vacation schedule

Sometimes, parents overlook the importance of sharing child custody over the holidays. After going through a separation or divorce in Maryland, you’ll need to create a vacation schedule with your ex as you share child custody of your children. This plan will detail where the children spend time each holiday and for how long.

Days that you might consider holidays include three-day weekends or school holidays that allow for extended time off like Thanksgiving. Holidays also include the child’s birthday. Include where the holiday will begin or end, decide which parent transports the child, and work together to preserve traditions you’ve practiced in recent years to maintain consistency with the child.

Who can you contact for legal assistance?

If you need assistance creating a parenting plan vacation schedule, consult the services of a legal professional. A family law attorney may inform you of your rights and work hard to help you obtain more time with your children after you file for divorce. Your attorney may help with child custody modifications if you want to make changes in the future.

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