Whether you are just approaching the process of divorce or have already split up with your spouse, holidays can be tough, especially if you have kids. Moreover, custody disputes and a parent’s pursuit of visitation rights can be very emotional for children and both parents. With Halloween and other holidays, a parent who is unable to spend time with his or her child may be particularly upset, which highlights the importance of going over the ins and outs of your case if you are involved in a custody dispute. Our firm understands how complex and emotionally charged these issues can be, but it is important to keep yourself focused on the case and fight for the best interests of your child.
During Halloween, many parents enjoy trick-or-treating and spending time with their children. If you were unable to spend the recent holiday with your child, or are worried that it may be the last Halloween you can enjoy with them, you should carefully review your options. Sometimes, communicating with your child’s other parent can be incredibly helpful. Ideally, parents who have brought an end to their marriage can work out an arrangement that is acceptable for both parents and children as well. Unfortunately, this is not always possible and custody disputes can become very contentious.
In the months ahead, there are multiple holidays you may want to spend with your child. Custody battles can be tough, but you may gain a sense of calm by knowing your rights and going over all of the details of your circumstances. Our fathers’ rights section offers more information on this family law topic.