Holiday Parenting Time
Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Monday, December 22, 2014
Christmas is around the corner which means vacation time for children. The unanswered questions are, where will they go? Who will they be with? For children spending time with their parents during this time is very special, there are so many memories that will last a lifetime. Holiday Parenting Time with your children is something you should always look forward to, whether you have a custody/visitation court order or not, all non-custodial parent have the right to visitation time with their children. If you have a court order with the custodial parent, it’s very important to implement it at all time but especially during the holidays. However, with a court order parents are in a better place so not to cause any arguments or misunderstanding.
Building strong family value and lasting memories and doing what’s in the best interest of your children in the coming year should be part of your New Year’s resolution. This will make a difference between being a Father and a Dad. Regular contact with your children will build strong leaders, strengthen family values and better fatherhood. Enjoy your Holiday and your children.
In many states the court holiday schedule is as follow, whereas both parents will enjoy alternating holiday in the odd and even year.
Mother or Father shall have the child on the holidays in Column 1 in odd-numbered years and the holidays in Column 2 in the even-numbered years. Father or Mother shall have the child on the holidays in Column 1 in the even-numbered years and the holidays in Column 2 in odd-numbered years:
With the exception of Christmas and Halloween contact, holiday contact shall be from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. the day of the holiday. Halloween contact shall begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. on Halloween. Christmas Eve contact shall begin at 6 p.m. on December 24th and end at noon on December 25th. Christmas Day contact shall begin at noon on December 25th and end at 6 p.m. on December 26th.
By: Ajawavi Ajavon
DAB Mediation Consultant, LLC