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Thanksgiving has come and gone and now California families are finalizing their plans for the winter holiday season. Many will travel to be near loved ones while others will stay home and enjoy local festivities. Some individuals will find themselves alone during this special time of year despite their desire to be with individuals they love.

Parents who share custody and visitation of their children with their former partners sometimes find themselves without their kids during the holidays. This can be because their custody arrangements have stipulated specific dates for custody or because they failed to petition for time with their children over the holidays when their orders were signed. Regardless of how the absences occur, parents and kids can find themselves missing each other as the end of the year nears.

Missing out on family time during the holidays does not have to become a permanent pattern. The attorneys of Dianne Drew Butler & Associates have helped many parents rework their child custody and visitation orders to modify their terms and to permit different and often more favorable child custody schedules. Spending time with both parents often serves the best interests of the child subject to the custody and visitation order; child custody modifications can therefore be beneficial processes for children and adults alike.

Being with family during the holidays is important to many people, especially those who hope to create traditions with their children. Missing out on parenting time during such a special season can mean losing opportunities to bond with kids over important family customs. Individuals who are interested in modifying their custody schedules can visit the firm’s website on child custody and visitation.