For many people, holidays are fun and memorable times to spend time with family and friends. However, if you are separated or divorced, the holidays can be a stressful time of year. You should be proactive and review your holiday parenting time schedule so you are aware of the dates and times the children will spend with you for the upcoming holidays. It is important to communicate with the other parent well in advance, before holidays plans are finalized and it is helpful to send a confirmation of the holiday schedule so the plans are clear to everyone. If your children live with the other parent, review the children’s school schedule so you are aware of when the children are released from school for the holiday breaks and when the children return to school. If both parents want to deviate from the court ordered holiday schedule to accommodate special family plans, you may be flexible and share each holiday as long as both parties agree with the revised schedule. If you are separated, do not have a parenting plan in place or if you need assistance with holiday parenting time or other family law matters, contact our office to schedule an appointment with our experienced family law attorneys.