Child Custody Cases and the Holidays

When it comes to the Holidays, the phone lines of many Custody Attorneys start ringing from past clients, current clients, and people seeking advice. The courts are not immune and there is a sudden increase of EMERGENCY MOTIONS filed dealing with time-sharing and not being able to see one’s child on a particular day (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, etc.) Before a situation may arise, decide where you are willing to be flexible in terms of the holiday time. Ultimately, if one parent is being unreasonable it will only hurt the child and sometimes one parent has to be the adult. After the holiday season is over, you may want to speak to your attorney so a situation like this may be reduced the next holiday season. Always remember that the child does not choose their parents!