Custody disputes and issues involving which parent will be able to have the child for a particular time period can be tough at any time of the year. However, certain occasions, such as major holidays, can make these matters particularly hard. For example, you may be involved in a dispute over child custody and the stress associated with this process could put a damper on your holiday celebrations. Or, you may be unsure how custody will be divided, and which parent will be able to spend time with your child during the holidays.

For many parents, watching their child open presents in the morning and being able to create memories with them during the holiday season is extremely important. However, some parents are forced to spend certain holidays away from their children, which can be devastating. If you are unsure about how custody will impact your ability to be with your kids during this holiday season, it is important to prepare yourself for different outcomes if you are going through a custody dispute.

If custody has already been arranged, you should look over your options and making arrangements to spend time with your child during future holidays, if possible. You may have a number of options on the table and it is pivotal for you to do what is best for your child. Sometimes, parents are able to work toward a favorable solution that leaves everyone happy by discussing the situation with their ex (this is not always possible, of course).