Holiday Visitation

Posted by Erin Birt | Nov 08, 2010 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is about to begin! This is a great time to contact your mediator to schedule an appointment to discuss the upcoming holiday schedule.

Why is this important? A few reasons. The Courts do not, I repeat, do not like to receive an “emergency motion to modify holiday visitation”. I have heard judges inform litigants that the holidays come each and every year and therefore waiting until the last minute to schedule or resolve holiday visits does not constitute an “emergency.”

Utilizing mediation at the beginning of the holiday season not only saves you money (as the fees will be drastically cheaper than calling an attorney to draft a pleading and appear in court) it also helps families approach the holiday season with a bit less stress than usual.

The holidays should be a time to enjoy your family and to give thanks for your family. Mediation can help families keep that positive outlook. In mediation, families work out their issues in a neutral encouraging environment and thus the holiday season can start on a positive note.

Annual meetings with our mediator is a great way to monitor the progress of your children and family. As the children grow, so do the issues that need to be resolved. Developing a positive attitude about your family's transitions and the ability to resolve issues respectfully will help you nurture your family and teach your children valuable lessons about resolving disputes amicably. Contact our Attorney today for mediation and to mediate and resolve your Holiday Visitation schedule.

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Erin Birt

Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on parenting time, divorce, mediation, and substance abuse issues. Ms. Birt's unique background in both family law and addictions counseling help her clients successfully navigate the complex issues of coparenting and divorce. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.

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