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Holidays are around the corner, is your custody plan ready?

It is hard to believe fall is here and the holidays are just around the corner. When you have children, this time of year just seems to fly by thanks to school, sports and various other activities. While it may seem like there is time to wait, now is the time to look ahead to holiday schedules in order to make sure your custody plan is up to snuff. If it is not, you may want to consider a modification to your plan, which can be achieved by filing a request in a Georgia court or working out a new agreement with your ex.

The simple truth is, child custody plans sometimes need adjusting. What you thought would work for the holidays may now not fit your family’s needs. Life happens, changes become necessary and that is okay.

Typically, there are two ways to go about adjusting your holiday custody plan: in court or through informal negotiations. If you are only looking for a temporary change, talking it out with your ex may resolve the issue. If you are in need of a permanent adjustment or your ex is not willing to budge on your current custody arrangement, going to court may be unavoidable.

If you find yourself in need of a custody change, legal counsel can help you take the steps necessary to hopefully achieve the desired adjustment. If it is found to serve the best interest of your child, a Georgia court will likely order a modification of its existing order — but there are never any guarantees in custody cases. To learn how a family law attorney can assist you in seeking a custody modification, please visit our firm’s website.


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