All parents want to spend the holidays with their children. However, divorced parents may face difficulty when dealing with this time of year. When a divorce happens, parents typically create a parenting time agreement that establishes which parent will have their child on certain holidays. This may be for major holidays but also those such as Halloween. Continue reading below to learn more about how this holiday can be shared in New Jersey.
Tips for Sharing Custody on Halloween
Halloween is an exciting tradition that parents love to share with their children. Parents love to take part in dressing up their children and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. However, divorce parents may not always get this opportunity every year. When parents cannot agree regarding who gets to spend Halloween with their child, it is important to know here are ways to manage the issue. This can allow both parents to make the most out of the day. This may be possible with the following tips:
- Share the night. If it is possible, parents may want to figure out a plan that lets both of them take their child trick-or-treating on the night of Halloween. This may be possible if they split the night into shifts or if they can put aside their differences for one night to spend a few hours with their child together.
- Other Halloween events. Over the years, Halloween has become its own season. In the days and weeks leading up to it, there are often a variety of activities and parties for families to participate in. If a parent does not have their child on the day of Halloween, they can take them to other events when they do have their time. This can include pumpkin patches, early trick-or-treating events, fall activities, etc.
- Alternate years. Parents cannot always split the night of Halloween with a co-parent. Instead, they may be able to switch on and off each year to allow the other parent the opportunity to spend this holiday with their child.
- Adult parties. It is not just children who participate in Halloween activities. Adults also take part in dressing up and celebrating in their own way. It is important to be aware during this time of your behavior and posting anything on social media, as it can potentially damage a custody agreement.
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