If your Christmas has been miserable since your divorce or separation, you have probably put some thought into the way your custody arrangement is set up and how the holidays are divided between you and your children’s other parent.
When the holidays leave one parent alone, that parent can easily become angered, resentful and jealous – which can open a whole can of problems for the entire family unit. However, alternative child custody arrangements around the holidays can help alleviate the loneliness, pain and separation that parents and children feel under these circumstances.
Typical child custody arrangements definitely reduce the amount of time that children get to spend with each parent and with extended family. As an alternative solution, you may seek a legal mediator to help modify your child custody agreement and holiday visitation schedule. If that is the option you want to take, contact the experts at Baker And Harris Law in Blackfoot today!
Choosing a mediator for modifying a child custody agreement is one of the best things you could do for your family unit. A mediator is a neutral person who is working to help both parents find a compromised agreement that is in the best interest of the children involved. In Blackfoot, parents do often have trouble reaching agreements on their own. Emotions are high when divorce and child-custody come up and that can make compromising difficult. With a child custody lawyer doing the mediating, the emotional aspect can be taken down and fair solutions can be reached.
Ultimately, your holiday celebration will be what you decide to make it. Blaming the other non-cooperative parent for not going along with your plans isn’t going to make Christmas any better for you or for your kids. Get your attitude and focus in check and come up with alternative solutions for you and your kids so that you can enjoy the holidays. You can approach any holiday custody situation with fun and excitement even if it doesn’t go the way you have pictured in your mind.
If you are looking for a mediator – contact the lawyers at Baker & Harris Law who specialize in family law and mediation. We can help.