As 2017 comes to an end families throughout Santa Rosa will come together to celebrate the holidays that are their traditions. While some families may share gifts and meals with the ones they love, others may use their time off from work to travel to distant locations for experiences they would not otherwise be able to share with those that they love. The holidays generally bring togetherness and moments to enjoy time with the special people of their lives.
However, a family affected by separation or divorce may not have the opportunity to enjoy these luxuries. Parents who are no longer together may be subject to strict child custody and visitation schedules that prevent them from being with their kids on holidays or being able to travel with them on family vacations when the kids are out of school.
The holidays can be an exceptionally hard time on families that have had to endure divorce but they can also be a good time for parents to carefully look at the plans that govern their custodial and visitation rights. When problems arise in custody plans they can be indicators to a parent that changes may be necessary for moving forward without consistent conflict.
Challoner Law is a family law firm located in Santa Rosa. The attorneys and staff of the practice are committed to supporting their clients' goals and helping them achieve the divorce, custody and other family law-based outcomes that will serve their needs into the future. Making changes to an existing child custody or visitation plan can be an important part of a parent maintaining their relationship with their child, and the holidays can be an effective time to review modifications that could facilitate improvements to families' custodial needs.