Child Custody

How Important Is Father’s Day To Your Custody And Visitation Agreements?

Last updated on July 7, 2022

Father’s Day is a day for children to celebrate the special bond created between a father and son or daughter. While some might consider it a Hallmark holiday, it has become a very important day in crafting your custody and visitation agreements. Even if you are not bound by an agreement or court order, having a plan in place to address the day should be thought out based on what is in the best interest of the children. Before you make any decisions, it is important to speak with a qualified New York divorce lawyer.

Generally speaking, there are several ways to craft the day into your parenting agreements. It may involve changing or swapping weekends with the other parent or even carving out part of the day so that father and child can have a special day together. If your case is still pending, a judge may consider this as a factor in determining who is the appropriate custodial parent. The parent who is able to promote a healthy relationship with the other party becomes a positive quality when making this type of decision.

Even though you may not be together with your ex, your kids may need help to celebrate the day with dad. Especially for younger children, this may mean helping them make or buy a card or a small gift for their father. While this is probably the last thing you will want to do for your ex, you should consider what message it will send to your children in having a healthy relationship with their father if you don’t. And for the fathers, if you forgot this tip for mother’s day, it should your first thought next year. If you have questions about visitation, parenting time, child custody, or parenting plans, we encourage you to give our office a call at (718)-293-1542 or contact us online to speak with one of our experienced child custody attorneys.

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