Halloween may not be one of the major family holidays, but if you have young kids, you are going to cherish the memories of taking them trick or treating forever. Unfortunately, Halloween is on a Tuesday this year, which means many divorced parents will need to plan ahead if they want to see their children that day.
If your ex is supposed to have the children on Halloween, you may be wondering how to make arrangements so you get to see them, too. Some custody arrangements are more flexible than others, and whether you get to see the kids on the spookiest day of the year will ultimately depend on the schedule in place and your ex’s willingness to negotiate.
If the upcoming holiday season is a reminder of just how complicated your custody arrangement is, contact Sandy B Becher PA to discuss modifying it. Call 305-860-5811 to schedule a consultation with a divorce lawyer in Miami.
Read on to learn how to make the most of Halloween as a newly divorced parent:
- Be the Bigger Person
If your ex is supposed to have the kids on Halloween but you don’t want to miss out on the festivities, consider swallowing your pride and asking to join in the fun. Even if you just resolved a contentious custody battle, you two will have to spend time together at some point.
Getting together for a few hours at a time is a good place to start, and trick or treating will provide the perfect opportunity to do that. Psych Central reminds parents that trick or treating is all about celebrating the community, which you should both continue to be a part of for the children’s sake, even if one of you no longer lives in the neighborhood.
- Get in the Spirit Together
If a busy work schedule will not allow you to take the kids trick or treating but you do not want to miss out on the fun, consider doing some fall activities with them the weekend before Halloween instead. Try making some part of their costumes from scratch, visiting a corn maze, or carving jack-o-lanterns for the front porch. Your children will appreciate the effort to be part of the festivities, even if you cannot spend the actual holiday together.
- Divide and Conquer
If the divorce was fairly recent and the wounds are still raw, consider dividing up the festivities. If your ex is determined to take the children trick or treating, take that as a cue to take them to the Halloween party at school or to participate in the costume parade at the local library.
If you are facing a contentious custody battle or want to modify your current arrangement, turn to Sandy B Becher PA. Mr. Becher has been practicing law for more than two decades.
Call 305-860-5811 to schedule a case evaluation with a child custody attorney in Miami. You can learn more about child custody laws in Florida by visiting usattorneys.com/child-custody-lawyers/florida.