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Navigating Custody Arrangements During The Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, divorced parents often find themselves facing the challenge of sharing time with their children. At Wood & Long, LLC, we understand the unique complexities that arise during this time and are committed to providing guidance to help families navigate the holidays smoothly. In this blog post, we'll explore practical tips and considerations for divorced parents as they work to create a positive holiday experience for their children.

Open Communication is Key: At Wood & Long, LLC, we emphasize the importance of open communication between co-parents. Initiating conversations early and maintaining a willingness to compromise can lay the foundation for a successful holiday plan. By understanding each parent's priorities and expectations, you can work together to create a plan that works for everyone involved.

Create a Detailed Parenting Plan: Our experienced family law attorneys recommend the creation of a comprehensive parenting plan, particularly during the holiday season. A well-drafted plan should outline specific dates, times, and locations for visitation, including provisions for transportation and any special considerations for holiday events or travel.

Flexibility is Key: While having a detailed plan is important, flexibility is equally crucial. Unforeseen circumstances may arise, and being adaptable can help reduce tension. Our attorneys recommend considering alternative arrangements or having a backup plan to address unexpected changes.

Alternate Holidays or Celebrate Together: Depending on the co-parenting relationship, consider alternating holidays each year or finding ways to celebrate together. Cooperative celebrations can provide a sense of stability for children and allow them to enjoy the holiday season with both parents.

Seek Legal Guidance if Needed: If conflicts persist, our team of family law attorneys is here to help.


At Wood & Long, LLC, we understand the importance of creating a positive and memorable holiday experience for divorced families. By embracing open communication, flexibility, and the guidance of experienced family law attorneys, parents can navigate the holidays with a focus on the well-being of their children. Together, we can help make this season a time of joy, love, and shared moments for your family.

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