Help For Holiday Visitation Scheduling After Divorce
Wisconsin Family Law Offers Solutions For Holiday Visitation
The holidays often become a battleground for divorced couples, but Wisconsin family law is clear that children should be able to spend time with their parents based on a schedule. Many people rotate holidays throughout the year. The kids may spend major holidays with each parent on alternate years. If you want to change the schedule, you must agree with your former spouse or risk being in contempt of the court order that specifies the timing. Eisenberg Law Offices can help you in case of any dispute, but many divorced couples seek Wisconsin family law assistance in holiday visitation matters online.
Our Family Wizard Can Help With Holiday Scheduling
Many divorced couples handle visitation issues after a high tension divorce via a website known as Our Family Wizard, which enables online communication without involving the courts. For small payment of only $99 per parent per year, parents, attorneys, and family professionals gain access to private family calendars that allow parents to record activities and trade days. They can also keep an expense log to keep track of requests, receipts, and reimbursement records and even document electronic payments and fund transfers. The site, approved for use in all 50 states and several Canadian provinces, can help parents rationally work out custody issues at holiday times.
In the eyes of the law, holidays that fall together are considered separate, so the kids may go to different places on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Ideally, spouses will agree to be flexible so if one parent wants to take the child out of town for vacation, the other parent will agree to make it work. The divorce decree may have times of arrival and departure set down in writing. If communication is poor or when former spouses cannot agree, failing to follow the letter of the agreement about holiday times can put one parent in contempt of court.
Rely On A Wisconsin Family Law Professional If Holiday Problems Arise
Holiday times are hard for everyone. Even though parents, who may still be suffering the aftereffects of the divorce process, may feel extra emotional at Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas etc., it is the children who suffer most. They are often torn between wanting to see both parents and feeling guilty at causing more pain to the one parent when they spend time with the other. However holiday arrangements work out, parents must put their children first.
For special circumstances, neither the Our Family Wizard website nor the court decree are enough to keep things simple during the holidays. In that case, you may need to consult a Wisconsin family law professional. Eisenberg Law Offices, S.C. located in Madison, WI, is glad to help. Just give us a call at 608- 256-8356 or schedule an appointment online.