Most judgments of divorce, or other judgments that deal with minor children and parenting time, set forth a holiday parenting time schedule. Some judgments set forth this schedule with more clarity and particularity than others. Unfortunately, when you have a judgment that is very vague regarding holiday parenting time, it’s difficult to discern exactly who gets what holiday, especially when the language simply states, “the parties shall alternate holidays.”
If you and your ex are unable to agree upon a holiday parenting time schedule, you may need to file a motion in the court where your judgment was entered in order to seek clarity or to determine a specific holiday parenting time schedule that best accommodates your family. Memorializing a specific holiday parenting time schedule in a subsequent order as soon as possible will ensure that you and your ex don’t have any confusion in this regard moving forward, which will allow each of you to better plan for these holidays in the future.
The family law attorneys at Kelly & Kelly, P.C. are experienced in dealing with holiday parenting time issues, and are happy to help you navigate a solution.
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!