What Are the Most Common Family Law Issues During the Holidays?

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During the holidays, we often spend time with our loved ones. This means very different things for different people. Some people love to spend time surrounded by family, and for others, it is a major source of stress. Regardless, issues can arise for anyone. Read on to learn more about the most common family law issues during the holidays and how you can handle them.

Most Common Family Law Issues

Proposals: Many people decide to get engaged during the holidays. There are sure to be a lot of Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve proposals. It is important that you don’t let the holiday magic distract you from some of the more practical issues. For example, before proposing, you may want to consider discussing a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse.

Divorces: Many couples who plan on getting divorced will wait until after the holidays to do so. This is often done for the sake of the children, and while it may mean a nice holiday for them, it can cause some turmoil for you and your spouse. If you are struggling with an impending divorce during the holiday season, know that many others are in a similar position.

Custody: For divorced couples with shared custody, the holidays can be difficult. Both parents likely want to spend the holidays with their children, so having to share can be frustrating. As a result, many people often attempt to alter their custody agreement, but this can be hard to do last minute. Lastly, visitation rights are often a topic of conversation around the holidays. For example, do grandparents have visitation rights?

If you are struggling with any of the above issues, reach out to our firm today to discuss them. We are here to help with all of your family law matters.


Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. Our firm understands the impact a divorce can have on your life. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, please do not hesitate to contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today.

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