Dealing With Child Custody on Halloween in New Jersey

One of the impacts divorce has on parents is spending the holidays with their children. To help with this, they create a parenting time agreement in which outlines the holidays each parent gets to spend with their children. This can include a variety of holidays, such as Halloween. Divorced parents do not always get to spend Halloween with their children. If parents cannot come to an agreement regarding how to spend this holiday, there are tips that can be followed to help manage these situations. Continue reading below to learn more about how to handle these matters and contact an experienced New Jersey family law attorney for guidance.

Sharing the Night

When parents live in different neighborhoods that are close enough to one another, it may be possible for them to work out an agreement that allows them to share the night. If both parents want to spend Halloween with their children, they may be able to split the night into shifts. This allows them to both take the kids around their own neighborhoods trick-or-treating. Another option they have is to put aside their differences for one night to go trick-or-treating together in one neighborhood so they can both be with their children all night.

Attending Other Halloween Events

Over the years, Halloween has turned into more than just one day. Every year, the days and weeks leading up to the holiday often provide their own activities for families to take part in. If one parent does not have parenting time on the actual date of Halloween, there are several opportunities to celebrate with children when they do have time. This can include events such as pumpkin patches, early trick-or-treating, fall activities, etc.

Alternate the Years

Not all co-parents are able to split the night of Halloween with one another. In the event of this, it may be possible for them to take alternative years instead. If parents switch on and off every year, it allows both parents the chance to spend the holiday with their children.

Attending Adult Parties

Not only children take part in Halloween activities. There are many adults who also dress up and celebrate in their own ways. During this time, it is crucial for parents to be aware of their behavior and what they post on social media. This is because poor behavior has the potential to harm a custody agreement. 

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