The month of October unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday season. Although Halloween may be overlooked in a visitation or custody schedule because of its relative significance in contrast to Christmas and Thanksgiving, many divorced couples find themselves discussing such issues as the trick-or-treat evening approaches.
Because most divorce decrees do not directly address custody or visitation schedules for Halloween day, it is up to the parents to decide what is best for their child. Divorced individuals who share children should discuss schedules and reach agreements prior to Halloween in order to avoid unnecessary conflict.
When discussing visitation options or custody schedules for Halloween evening, parents who share children should consider the following factors:
- A child should trick-or-treat with neighbors and familiar faces
- A child should be comfortable walking around a familiar neighborhood
- A responsible adult should accompany the child for safety purposes
- A child should be accompanied by the parent who will join in on fun activities with the child
In addition to visitation and custody schedules, parents should discuss other matters such as the child’s Halloween costume, curfew, and activities planned for the evening. The more open the communication is between parents, the less likely it is that conflicts will occur.
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If you are experiencing conflicts with your ex-spouse regarding visitation or custody, we urge you to get in touch with our Houston child custody lawyers at Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC right away! When you get in touch with our legal team, we will examine the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can help you and your children reach the best results possible.
Our Houston child custody attorneys wish you and your family a very happy and safe Halloween!