My name is attorney Anthony Spratley I’m the owner and founder of genus Law Group here in Albuquerque New Mexico where we practice divorce and custody law throughout the state. Today I will talk briefly about the upcoming holiday time-sharing schedule, now when most folks think about the holiday schedule they think about Thanksgiving and other upcoming Holidays and oftentimes, when we get to this time of the year, parents start remembering about how things went the previous year. Maybe things didn't go so well with your children, maybe you didn't get as much time with them as you wanted during the holiday. Maybe you felt like you got screwed after the last Holiday. Perhaps you're one of those people reading this blog, you're like “you know what, I'm going to do something about that this year” and here we are now, it's almost October, and where did the time go? “I need to get started soon or I'm going to be in the same position as last year when I wanted to do Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day”.
Don't lose any hope at this point, you still have some time to do something about it, talk to the other parent about the holiday schedule and about how things went down last year, just ask the other parent “hey can I get some more time this year”. If you didn't have Thanksgiving with your child, but you had Christmas last year maybe you can ask your spouse if you can have “Sally” on Thanksgiving day and maybe the day after. If the other parent tells you no, then you need to decide if it’s worth it to take the other parent to court to get time with your child because let's face it, you're going to lose out on spending this time with your child and experiencing memories.
Now is the time of the year, if you're contemplating on getting more time, you want to take some action right away because if you start now the process of talking to an attorney and possibly having something in place for Thanksgiving before the winter break. The longer that you wait the harder it's going to be. There is less opportunity as you get closer to the end of the year and the schedule becomes very compressed with the courts. The courts remain open but a lot of the judges and hearing officers go on vacation. You have to do something now to start preparing yourself for this holiday time-sharing schedule if you don't have something already in place. If you want help with custody of your family law and think you might be interested in a consultation go to our website at www.genuslawgrp.com or call 505.317.4455