Include special events, like Halloween, into child custody plan

Include special events, like Halloween, into child custody plan

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2017 | Child Custody, Firm News |

Sharing the care and support of children after a breakup can be a challenging task. When negotiating child custody, most people anticipate and plan for how to handle major holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Other holidays, like Halloween, are not always immediately thought of, but this doesn’t mean that parents can’t find a solution that works out for everyone. In Wyoming, families may benefit from a few suggestions, as offered in a recent news story.

If a person is still negotiating a child custody agreement, be sure to include Halloween and other less common holidays or events that the family might celebrate. Sometimes, the best way to avoid a conflict is to have a good plan already in place. Individuals who are celebrating Halloween for the first time as a divorced couple may do themselves a favor to remember that the holiday is about the children. This may make it easier to compromise and find a good solution.

If a tradition or ritual is already in place for the family, one may wish to keep that stable. Some experts think that keeping any new partners out of the equation can possibly minimize conflict. Halloween can be thought of as a season, so if the family can’t celebrate together, it may be possible to enjoy the season over the course of several days. If there are decisions to be made about outings and costumes, some feel that it is best for the parents to come to an agreement and then present a united front to the children.

Getting through the holidays may take a certain level of maturity and planning. Many people find that it helps to keep the happiness and best interest of the child in the forefront. When negotiating a child custody plan in Wyoming, many individuals choose to seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer.

Source:, “Halloween doesn’t have to be scary for divorced parents”, Myra Fleischer, Oct. 19, 2017