With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, this could be the first holiday
season that you must go through as a newly divorced parent. Normally, your
custody schedules throughout the year may be easier to manage to manage, but oftentimes
newly divorced parents find themselves struggling with visitation and
custody orders when it comes to the holidays. In this blog, our
Las Vegas divorce attorney explains a few common custody and visitation issues people encounter during
the holiday season.
What happens to the holiday schedule if my visitation order changes?
Any modifications or new orders will supersede the older one. If the current
order that exists between you and your ex-spouse works, it would be wise
to stick to what you have. If both parents are unable to come to an agreement
on a holiday visitation schedule, the court will get involved and come
up with a schedule.
What if it’s my holiday with my children but my spouse’s visitation weekend?
The court will usually place holiday visitation as a higher priority than
regular parenting days. Due to this rule, if you are scheduled to have
Thanksgiving with your children, they should be in your custody the day
before the holiday.
Can my spouse threaten to take me to court if I don’t change the
If at any moment you feel as though your visitation and custody rights
as a parent are being threatened, you should not hesitate to retain representation
from a trusted and skilled attorney. You and your spouse should both stick
to the custody order that currently exists for your parenting plan.
Las Vegas family lawyer works tirelessly to resolve your disputes amicably. To learn how we can
help, call Leavitt Law Firm (702) 996-6052 at and
request your case evaluation.