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Holiday Custody and Visitation Issues

While the holiday season can be a difficult time for divorced parents, it can be especially tough for newly divorced couples who are still coming to terms with their post-divorce life. When dealing with divorce, it can be hard to manage holiday custody and visitation orders. In this blog, our Illinois divorce attorney explains a few common custody issues people may be faced with during the holiday season.

What happens to my holiday schedule if the custody or visitation order changes?

If your custody or visitation order is modified, or if you are given a new custody or visitation order, that will end up taking the place of the old order. If the parenting agreement you and your ex came up with is working, it would be best to leave it as is. If for whatever reason you and your ex-spouse are unable to agree on a holiday schedule that works for both, the court will likely intervene and come up with a schedule you both must follow.

What if it’s my holiday with my children but my spouse’s visitation weekend?

The court considers holiday visitation and custody as a higher priority than you and your ex’s regular parenting days. In other words, if your spouse’s visitation weekend falls on your holiday, your children should be in your custody the day before the holiday begins.

Can my spouse take me to court if I don’t change the schedule?

If you feel as though your ex is taking advantage of your current parenting plan, you should not wait to retain legal representation to safeguard your parenting rights. At Wakenight & Associates, P.C., we are determined, dedicated, and devoted to protecting you and your child’s best interests, regardless of the obstacles you may face.

Our trusted legal professionals are solely committed to handling family law matters. If you’re struggling with a difficult custody or visitation issue, contact our dedicated Illinois divorce attorney to schedule a free consultation.

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