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What Are the Top 3 Family Law Issues Over the Holidays?

The holidays tend to be very family-oriented. As a result, this is an understandably difficult time for many people. While the holidays are a joyous occasion, we know that not everyone is having an easy time. Unsurprisingly, a lot of family law issues occur around the holiday season. So, if you are struggling with an issue, or simply not enjoying the holidays very much, it is important that you know you’re not alone. Read on for more information regarding the top 3 family law issues people grapple with over the holidays, and some potential solutions.

Holiday Proposals

While it can be romantic to propose on Christmas or New Year’s Eve, there are some potential consequences. Because of the excitement of the holidays and the impending proposal, you may rush into things before exploring all legal matters first. For example, do you want to create a prenuptial agreement? This is incredibly important to research and consider before getting down on one knee. People often get caught up in the holiday spirit and propose without fully preparing. Make sure you speak with an experienced family law attorney about prenuptial agreements and anything else you’ll need to know before popping the question.

Impending Divorce

Many couples who wish to get divorced choose to wait until the holidays are over. This is a struggle a lot of people face, as there is never really a perfect time to end a marriage. Parents often choose to stay together over the holidays for the sake of their children. As a result, you may have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. It is important that you know that you are not alone. Many couples are facing the same turmoil you are.

Sharing Custody Over Holidays

Because the holidays are so family-oriented, they often create tension between divorced couples with children. Each parent wants to spend the holidays with his or her children, so arranging custody can be difficult. How do you decide who gets Christmas with the kids and who will get New Year’s Eve? Hopefully, this will have been arranged in your custody agreement, but things can change and you may wish to modify your custody agreement. This can be difficult to do upon short notice, so contact an experienced attorney to discuss your options.

If you are experiencing any of the issues above, contact our firm to speak with a dedicated family law attorney. We understand the difficulties the holidays can bring for families of all kinds and we are here to help with all of your family law matters.

Contact our experienced Ocean City firm

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.