The weekend visitations begin tonight (or last night if you have Thursday overnights) December 3rd. December 17th will be the next and last scheduled weekend visit as the 31st (5th weekend of the month) will be swallowed up by the Christmas holiday visitation.
The Thursday visits (or Wednesdays if you have an old order) will continue all month until you reach one that is within the holiday visitation. There will be no more weekday visits this month following that as we will be in the Christmas holiday.
Under a standard possession order, this was the custodial parent’s Thanksgiving, so it will be the visiting parent’s Christmas. The holiday will begin when the child is dismissed from school for the holidays or at some set time such as 6:00 p.m. Check your order. It will continue through December 28 at noon (newer orders) or December 26 at noon (older orders). The custodial parent will then have them until school resumes after the Christmas holiday. Once they return to school you will return to the standard weekday and weekend visitation schedule.
In looking at the calendar I do not see any potential major conflicts or problems with the holiday schedule but that will all depend on when your particular school district lets out. Even then it would probably only be the Thursday visit where it would arise. If problems do arise, do something special for your kids this Christmas and work it out with the other parent. Don’t fight, don’t argue, just work it out this one time.
If you missed the post a while back about cooperative parenting from one of my readers you can read it here.
If I get too heavily distracted this December and don’t post…have a merry Christmas!