Divorce, Children and the Holidays

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

At this time of year, divorced parents often face problems with holiday timesharing of children, even where court orders are in place.   Sometimes children just don’t want to go, or a parent does not want to part with the child.  Unfortunately, courts in South Florida do not see these matters as emergencies, and so the violating parent may get away with the stunt, at least for a time enough to ruin vacation plans of the other parent.  However, eventually,  the violating parent may be held in contempt of court, or worse face a custody battle and risk losing holiday timesharing next time.

The violation is contemptable.  The proof would be that the violating parent had no good legal reason to withhold timesharing of the other parent.  The downside is that the violating parent succeeds, at least this time.  Getting into court quickly to avert the violation is very difficult.  The issue normally has to be dealt with after the fact.  If you have such a complication for the holidays, call one of the attorneys at the Firm asap or click on the Robin Roshkind, P.A. website at www.familylawwpb.com for additional help and information.


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