How Do We Determine Holiday Visitation in A Florida Divorce?
In the best case scenario, divorcing parents will be able to come up with their own parenting plan. But all hope of that peaceful resolution can slip away if the other parent intends to battle it out and refuses to meet you with cooperation in mind. One of the more challenging aspects of a parenting plan has to do with holiday visitation.
The time that each parent gets to spend with their child is of course important to how the divorce moves forward. The difficulties in assigning a holiday schedule can lead even an amicable divorce to become more complicated. The holidays are often a joyous time for most families, but going through a divorce can make this much more difficult when children are involved. Your Florida parenting plan lays out rules for holidays visitation.
Three Options for Florida Holiday Visitation Plans
There are three primary choices that you have to address holiday visitation. These include:
- No special holiday visitation schedule, which means that the regular time-sharing schedule will still apply over the holiday season.
- Holiday visitation outlined in a specific schedule with clear start and end times, and time-sharing assigned to either the mother or the father.
- A flexible holiday visitation schedule in which the parents have no particular schedule set in stone but they intend to share the holiday time and agree when the time comes.
When it comes to winter break, parents often split up the winter break into two parts, such as a first and second half so that each parent gets to spend some time with the children. For other holidays that fall outside of winter break, the parents can work together to agree on how that time will be split up.
Spring Break and Parenting Plan
The parenting plan in a Florida divorce typically gives parties numerous options for spring break, which can include:
- The parents alternating spring break on even and odd years.
- One parent having the child for a spring break every single year.
- Regular time-sharing schedule applies.
- Spring break divided into a first and second half.
- The parents agree to their own schedule that suits their needs more effectively.
Do You Need Help Creating A Parenting Plan?
If you cannot seem to work with your childs mother or father, you may need the help of a Naples Family Attorney who can help with you with your Florida Child Parenting Plan. Naples Family and Divorce Lawyer Kevyn Noonan Hayes can help you. Contact her today for assitance.