Parenting time and visitation are two of the most contested issues regarding child custody, as most Tennessee divorced parents would agree. Holidays often aggravate these issues. However, even in the middle of child custody issues, parents can still spread holiday cheer if they follow a few simple rules.
Legal professionals advise parents to start by reviewing the custody agreement. Checking the agreement before making plans can make holiday plans go a lot smoother and without unnecessary complications. Usually, time spent with children during holidays is outlined in that agreement and can alternate years. It could mean that a father would spend Christmas with the child on even years, while the mother would be given time on the odd years. Also, agreements can have pick-up and drop-off times that parents should follow.