Edward R. Weinstein, Esq.Edward R. Weinstein, Esq.

What Does A Holiday Schedule In A Divorce Or Child Custody Case Look Like?

Throughout my career as an attorney here in my hometown of East Brunswick, New Jersey, I have always embraced that sharing holidays after a divorce (or after two parents split up) is an extremely sensitive issue.  New Jersey Family lawyers and judges deal with this highly charged problem for countless parents on literally a daily basis.  Certainly, the lawyers at my law firm understand that both parents want to be with their children on holidays one hundred percent of the time.  However, the reality is that both parents must embrace sharing and co-parenting around the holidays in a manner that is in the best interest of their children.  Ultimately, a judge of the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey shall execute either a consent order (following court mandated mediation) or enact their own court order if the parents are unable to agree.

Below, please find two samples of what a holiday schedule looks like.  One contains the Christian holidays and the other the Jewish holidays.  To learn more, please feel free to contact my office today.  


HOLIDAY

FATHER 

MOTHER

Christmas Eve 

(12pm– 12pm Christmas Day)

Even

Odd

Christmas Day

(12 pm – 12pm on 12/26)

Even

Odd

New Years Eve

(12pm – 12pm New Years Day)

Odd

Even

New Year Day

(12pm – 12pm on 01/02)

Even

Odd

Martin Luther King Day

(8am – 8am the following day)

Odd

Even

Winter Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Even

Odd

President’s Day Weekend

(Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Odd

Even

Good Friday

(8am – 8am the following day)

Even 

Odd

Easter Sunday

(8am – 8am the following day)

Odd

Even

Spring Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Odd

Even

Mother’s Day

(10am – 8 am the following day)


Every year

Memorial Day Weekend

(Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Even

Odd

Father’s Day

(12 pm – 8am the following day)

Every year


July 4th

(6pm on July 3rd  – 10am July 5th)

Odd

Even

Labor Day

(Friday after school or Friday before Labor Day at 3:00 pm – 8am on the first day back at school)

Even

Odd

Columbus Day

(8am – 8am the following day)

Odd

Even

Halloween

(8am – 8am the following day)

Even

Odd



HOLIDAY

FATHER 

MOTHER

Rosh Hashanah 


Odd

Even

Yom Kippur

Even

Odd

New Years Eve

(12pm – 12pm New Years Day)

Even

Odd

New Year Day

(12pm – 12pm on 01/02)

Odd

Even

Martin Luther King Day

(8am – 8am the following day)

Odd

Even

Winter Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Odd

Even

President’s Day Weekend

(Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Odd

Even

Passover

Even 

Odd

Spring Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Odd

Even

Mother’s Day

(10am – 8 am the following day)


Every year

Memorial Day Weekend

(Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Even

Odd

Father’s Day

(12 pm – 8am the following day)

Every year


July 4th

(6pm on July 3rd  – 10am July 5th)

Odd

Even

Labor Day

(Friday after school or Friday before Labor Day at 3:00 pm – 8am on the first day back at school)

Even

Odd

Columbus Day

(8am – 8am the following day)

Odd

Even

Halloween

(8am – 8am the following day)

Even

Odd

Thanksgiving Weekend (Wednesday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)

Odd

Even