Child Custody Modifications During The Holidays

November 3, 2023

Child Custody Modifications

If you are a co-parent in Colorado, it is essential to know the potential for increased conflict during the holiday season. Holidays are a time for families to come together, and this can be difficult for estranged co-parents or who have a strained relationship. Parents may feel pressure to spend the holidays with their children, leading to disagreements about dividing holiday time. There is also the case of families experiencing loss and loneliness from spending their first holiday season away from one another. In any case, you can benefit from reviewing your child custody agreement and if it still works for your family.

Four Reasons You May Need Child Custody Modifications 

1. Your current child custody agreement does not reflect your current circumstances.

For example, if you have moved to a new city or state, or if your work schedule has changed significantly, you may need to modify your custody agreement to reflect new changes.

2. Your child's needs have changed.

For example, if your child is older now and wants to spend more time with you, or if your child has special needs that require special accommodations during the holidays, you may need to modify your child custody agreement.

3. Your ex-partner is not cooperating with the current child custody agreement.

For example, if your ex-partner is refusing to let you see your child during the holidays, or if they are making it difficult for you to exercise your parenting rights, you may need to modify your child custody agreement to enforce your rights.

4. You want to create a new holiday schedule that is more fair and equitable for both parents.

For example, if you currently have sole custody of your child during the holidays, and you want to create a new schedule that gives your ex-partner more time with your child, you may need to modify your child custody agreement.

Preparing For Child Custody Modifications During The Holidays

If you are considering modifying your current child custody agreement during the holidays, it is important to consult with an experienced Colorado child custody attorney. At Johnson Law Group, we can help you assess your situation, determine whether you have grounds for a modification, and represent you in court if necessary.

Here are another four tips for modifying your child custody agreement during the holidays:

  • Start early. The holiday season is a busy time for the courts, so it is important to start the modification process early. This will give you and your attorney enough time to prepare your case and schedule a hearing before the holidays.
  • Be prepared to compromise. The holidays are a time for families to come together, so it is important to be prepared to compromise with your ex-partner. This may mean agreeing to a different holiday schedule or making other concessions in order to reach an agreement.
  • Put your child's needs first. When making decisions about child custody modifications, it is important to put your child's needs first. This means considering your child's age, maturity level, and special needs.
  • Seek professional help. If you are unable to reach an agreement with your ex-partner on your own, you may need to seek professional legal help from a family law attorney. Our Attorneys at Johnson Law Group can help you and your ex-partner communicate more effectively and reach mutually agreeable solutions. Our Johnson Law Group child custody attorneys can represent you in court and fight for your interests.

Get Immediate Help If You Are In A Crisis

If you are in a hostile situation, you can connect with the  Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 for free. They are confidential and provide immediate support from a trained professional. Note that support is available in Spanish too.

Hire A Reliable Child Custody Family Law Firm 

This 2023 Holiday Season, if you or your ex are considering modifying your custody agreement during the holidays, don't hesitate to contact us at Johnson Law Group. Our experienced Colorado child custody attorneys can help prepare you for the Holiday Season. Contact us today at 720-445-4444, our team is available and accepting new Family Law Clients today to discuss your specific situation and learn more about your legal rights and options.

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Written by Family Law Attorney Myles S. Johnson
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