No matter what time of year it happens to be, filing for divorce is never an easy decision. If you’re one of many California spouses who is also a parent, then navigating divorce just before the holidays may be especially challenging. It is only natural that your highest priority is your children’s well-being. If child custody issues have you concerned, there are several things you can do to be proactive toward finding a solution.
Even basic issues can spark contention between you and your ex if you do not agree. For instance, negotiating the terms of your co-parenting agreement would likely include resolving issues such as where your kids will live after you finalize your divorce, whether they will spend holidays with one or the other parent, or both, if they will have to change schools, as well as numerous other matters that might apply to your particular situation. If your co-parent is not willing to cooperate or to adhere to the terms of your agreement, it may definitely cause legal problems.
You can incorporate details regarding holidays into your court-approved co-parent plan. If a problem still arises, or another topic, such as child support or visitation, has you concerned, it is helpful to reach out for support rather than try to resolve such issues on your own. A great asset to have on hand is an experienced family law attorney.
At Rombro & Manley LLP, a highly skilled and experienced California legal team is committed to helping you resolve even the most complex child custody or other divorce-related issues. The best time to solve problems associated with the holidays is before the holidays begin. However, no matter what time of year it is, the sooner, the better when it comes to finding solutions to legal problems that may affect your children’s ability to cope with divorce and move on in life.