While it is not yet the holidays, the season is quickly approaching. It is because of this that it can be a good time to revisit your parenting plan. Many parents want to spend the holidays with their children. However, this can be more complicated for divorced parents. If one parent wants to spend a specific holiday with their child but it is not in the agreement, there are steps that can be taken. Continue reading below and contact an experienced New York family law attorney.
What do I do if a Holiday is Not in my Custody Agreement?
If you want to spend a holiday with your child and it is not in your parenting agreement, there are options to get the holiday you want. A good place to start is by talking about it with them. There are instances in which the other parent may be okay with exchanging the holiday for another date. However, if they are not willing, it is still possible to petition the court for a post-judgment modification. This allows for changes to be made to the agreement, such as parenting time on a holiday, if there has been a change in circumstances that calls for it.
What Else is Included in a Parenting Time Plan?
There are a variety of other terms that are included in a parenting time agreement when it is created. This can include the following:
- A designation of physical and legal custody
- A description of the parenting arrangement
- A description of any changes that may occur in the arrangement as well as methods to modify the plan
- A statement delegating any parental responsibilities and rights
- Transportation concerns to bring the child to and from each parent
- Any concerns regarding birthdays and holidays
- Provisions regarding traveling out of the state or country
- A description of access to and sharing school and medical records
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