Many Michigan parents are facing their first upcoming holiday seasons since they divorced. Some are worried that child custody problems may impede their abilities to enjoy the holidays with their families. Even in situations where parents have existing court orders regarding agreed-upon parenting arrangements, if certain parties refuse to adhere to such orders, it can turn happily planned holidays into nightmarish events.

For instance, some people include specific holidays in their court-approved parenting plans. Perhaps one parent gets the kids for Thanksgiving and the other has custody during Christmas vacation from school. What is a parent to do if he or she has the court’s permission to share a particular holiday with children and the other parent does not drop them off on time or refuses to let them attend?

It is often best to meet such problems head on without entering into raging confrontation with the other party. It’s also a good idea to keep copies of existing court orders on hand for easy referral when obstacles arise. An experienced family law attorney can help overcome a particular problem in the swiftest manner possible.

At Eisenberg & Spilman, PPLC, in Michigan, our attorneys know what needs to be done to rectify any number of child custody problems, especially those that may arise during the holidays. Our knowledge of child custody laws can help you protect your rights as a parent and may help you resolve your current problems before a particular issue ruins your holiday fun with your kids. A first step to take in solving any post divorce legal problem is to arrange a consultation to discuss the matter with one of our experienced team members.