The Law Offices of Christine G. DeBernardis

Let Christine Handle Your Case With Confidence

Where Experience, Integrity and Compassion Matter

I have physical custody of my children. Do I have to allow them to visit their other parent during the holidays?

In both New Hampshire (NH) and Massachusetts (MA), the courts typically encourage the involvement of both parents in a child’s life, even after a divorce or separation. If you have physical custody of your children, it’s essential to consider the best interests of the children when making decisions about holiday visitation with the other parent.

It’s advisable to review your existing custody agreement or court order, as it may outline specific arrangements for holiday visitation. These agreements often include a holiday schedule that designates when and how the children will spend time with each parent during special occasions.

If your custody agreement doesn’t address holiday visitation, it’s recommended to communicate and cooperate with the other parent to establish a reasonable and balanced holiday schedule. If you encounter difficulties or disputes in reaching an agreement, consulting with a family law attorney can help you navigate the legal process and find a solution that prioritizes the well-being of your children.

Ultimately, the courts aim to ensure that children maintain meaningful relationships with both parents, especially during the holidays. However, the specific details may vary depending on the individual circumstances of your case, so seeking legal advice can provide you with the best guidance for your situation.

Please note that this response provides general information and is not a substitute for legal counsel tailored to your specific circumstances. If you have questions or concerns about holiday visitation, it’s recommended to consult with an experienced family law attorney in NH or MA for personalized guidance.  You can reach out to our office and schedule a consult here.

Verified by MonsterInsights