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It is common for parents to alternate holidays each year with one parent having a holiday in even years
and the other having it in odd years. Many holidays are celebrated on a Monday and parents elect to
extend the previous weekend. However, if you have a parenting plan which provides for switching
custody on alternate weekends you will have to decide whether the weekend or the holiday schedule
take precedence.

Typical holidays and special days include Mothers/Fathers day, Memorial Day, children’s birthdays, July
4th, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, parent’s birthdays and family
reunions. Jewish holidays may include Passover, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. In deciding on issues
relating to holidays, form
"Children’s Holiday Schedule" FL-341 (C) which has been approved by the
Judicial Council of California is helpful. It can be found at

During the winter vacation many parents elect to divide the winter vacation. Since the midway point may
or may not include Christmas Eve and Christmas Day parents may also elect to split these days.  

During the summer recess many parents provide that either parent may have the children for two or
three continuous weeks provided that they give each other sufficient notice in advance of their plans. If
their plans conflict one parent’s choice prevails in odd years and the other parent’s choice prevails in
even years.

Contact a Los Angeles Divorce Attorney at Law Offices of Warren R. Shiell to discuss your
custody issues.
Call for a free consultation now 310.247.9913.


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