How do I Share Custody on Thanksgiving?

Sharing custody can be hard in general. Parents want to be there for all the big moments in their children’s lives. These moments may include holidays. Holidays can be a time to create memories and traditions. So, the holiday season can be difficult for divorced couples. Often, both parents want to spend the holidays with their children. What is a fair way to determine who gets what holiday? There is no right or wrong answer. The truth is, every family is different, and every family will have a solution that works best for them. If you would like to discuss your options with a knowledgeable family law attorney, reach out to our firm today. Read on to learn more about the different ways divorced couples may share custody on Thanksgiving.

Tips for Sharing Custody on Thanksgiving:

  1. Change the date: Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Thursday of the month, but why not celebrate on Friday? Picking your own day for Thanksgiving allows you to celebrate on your own terms, and gives your kids an extra day of family fun. To celebrate Thanksgiving, all you really need are your friends, family, and good food, which you can enjoy any night. So, if your ex has the kids for Thanksgiving this year, consider hosting your own Thanksgiving the next day.
  2. Alternate Years: Many couples find that alternating years is the best way for them to handle the holidays. This gives everyone an equal opportunity, and something to look forward to for the next year. It also allows for a set schedule with little room for miscommunication.
  3. Split the Day: You could always break the day up between yourself and your ex. Maybe you take the morning and watch the parade with the kids, and your ex-spouse takes them at night for a turkey dinner. You can alternate morning and night over the years as well.
  4. Share the Day: While this is not an option for a lot of couples, some amicably divorced couples choose to put their differences aside and spend the holidays together, in an attempt to avoid missing out on holidays with their children. If you think this is a good option for you and your ex-spouse, you may want to discuss this as a possibility.

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