The holiday season will soon be here! Under the best of circumstances, parents may have conflicting work schedules and other complications during the holidays, but it becomes even more difficult when you have two – or more – families who have to coordinate holiday celebrations.
Here are a few points to keep in mind when planning for custody over the holidays:
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Understanding Custody Contempt
Custody cases can be contentious. Parents are pitted against each other trying to prove they are the “better” parent. Many times, parents can reach agreements on their own as to how they want to share custody, and if they can’t reach an agreement, they must go to trial and a judge will enter an order determining the custody schedule. But, having an agreement or order does not necessarily mean your custody case is over. Parties still must follow the terms of these agreements and orders, because if they don’t, the other party can file for contempt. That makes sense. If one party doesn’t obey an order, he or she should be found in contempt. Easy, right?
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