All parents want to spend as much time as they can with their children, especially when the holidays come around. However, this can be difficult for parents who are divorced. When a divorce happens, parents usually create a parenting time agreement that outlines the days they have with their child. This tends to designate certain holidays, such as Halloween. Continue reading below to learn more about how this holiday can be shared and contact an experienced New Jersey family law attorney.
Tips for Sharing Custody on Halloween
It is an unfortunate fact of life that divorced parents do not always get to spend every day of the year with their children. In the event that parents cannot agree regarding who gets to spend Halloween with their child, there are certain ways to manage this so that both parents can make the most out of the holiday. The following are helpful tips that can allow this to happen:
- Share the night. There are some co-parents that are able to work out an agreement that allows them both to take their child trick-or-treating. This may be possible if they split the night into shifts and each take the child for part of the night to their own neighborhood. Or, if possible, the two can put aside their differences for a night and trick-or-treat with their child together.
- Other Halloween events. Halloween has become more of its own season rather than just one day of the year. It is because of this that the days and weeks surrounding the holiday often have different parties and activities that families can attend. If a parent does not have time with their child on the night of Halloween, they may have the opportunity to take part in events such as pumpkin patches, fairs, or early trick-or-treating.
- Alternate years. If parents cannot split the night of Halloween equally, they may be able to alternate their years. This can allow parents to switch on and off each year, allowing them both the opportunity to spend the night with their child every other year.
- Adult parties. Children are not the only ones who participate in Halloween. Many adults also dress up in costume and celebrate their own ways. In doing so, it is important to keep your behavior in line so that it does not potentially harm a custody agreement.
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