The holidays are a special time for many Ohio residents. Not only do many individuals get time off of work to be with their friends and loved ones, but some have the special opportunity to see people they may not otherwise get to spend time with during the rest of the year. For parents, the holidays can be a wonderful time to catch up with their kids and enjoy quiet moments for building love and memories.

When a family is affected by divorce or separation, though, a parent may find that they are missing their children throughout the holiday season. Whether they get to see their kids may depend upon the terms of their child custody agreement or court order. They may find that their kids’ other parents wish to change previously agreed to holiday plans in order to accommodate trips or events that they did not have scheduled before the custody arrangement was made.

It is therefore important for Ohio parents to be prepared for child custody issues that can arise during the holidays. Whether their conflicts are anticipated or pop up without notice, it can be stressful to try to resolve a fight over where their kids should be when the holidays are imminent.

The Gillespie Law Firm hopes that the readers of its family law blog are excited for the next few months and the many opportunities for celebration that are on the calendar. If, though, they fear their child custody plans may be threatened, they are encouraged to seek legal help as soon as possible. Addressing child custody problems early can make fixing conflicts easier on parents and children.