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How best to deal with missed parenting time

The Fourth of July weekend holiday is quickly approaching. Many people are making a four day weekend out of the holiday. For divorced and separated parents, this could be a tricky time, especially when there is parenting time to be had and the other parent is hardly reliable when it comes to exchanges.

So what is a parent to do if he or she is denied parenting time this weekend? This post will provide some helpful tips.

Know what’s in your order – Sometimes court orders can be confusing when it comes to spelling out holiday parenting time, but it should have a set schedule detailing who is supposed to have the children during holiday weekends.

Don’t get carried away – Indeed, being denied parenting time is emotionally hurtful and disrespectful. But you should not make matters worse by making threats or even getting into physical altercations. Remember the old adage “two wrongs don’t make a right.”

Learn about compensatory time – The most common remedy for missed parenting time is compensatory time. This means that a parent who is denied court ordered time will be awarded additional time at a later date to make up for the time that was missed. However, keep in mind that you may not be reimbursed for money you spent in preparation for parenting time that was missed.

We hope our readers have a fun and enjoyable holiday weekend without any parenting time issues. Should you have questions about missed parenting time, an experienced family law attorney can help.

The preceding is not intended to be legal advice.


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