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.

HOLIDAYFATHERMOTHER
Christmas Eve (12pm– 12pm Christmas Day)EvenOdd
Christmas Day (12 pm – 12pm on 12/26)EvenOdd
New Years Eve (12pm – 12pm New Years Day)OddEven
New Year Day (12pm – 12pm on 01/02)EvenOdd
Martin Luther King Day (8am – 8am the following day)OddEven
Winter Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)EvenOdd
President’s Day Weekend (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)OddEven
Good Friday (8am – 8am the following day)EvenOdd
Easter Sunday (8am – 8am the following day)OddEven
Spring Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)OddEven
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)EvenOdd
Father’s Day (12 pm – 8am the following day)Every year
July 4th (6pm on July 3rd – 10am July 5th)OddEven
Labor Day (Friday after school or Friday before Labor Day at 3:00 pm – 8am on the first day back at school)EvenOdd
Columbus Day (8am – 8am the following day)OddEven
Halloween (8am – 8am the following day)EvenOdd




HOLIDAYFATHERMOTHER
Rosh Hashanah
OddEven
Yom KippurEvenOdd
New Years Eve (12pm – 12pm New Years Day)EvenOdd
New Year Day (12pm – 12pm on 01/02)OddEven
Martin Luther King Day (8am – 8am the following day)OddEven
Winter Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)OddEven
President’s Day Weekend (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)OddEven
PassoverEvenOdd
Spring Break: (Friday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)OddEven
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)EvenOdd
Father’s Day (12 pm – 8am the following day)Every year
July 4th (6pm on July 3rd – 10am July 5th)OddEven
Labor Day (Friday after school or Friday before Labor Day at 3:00 pm – 8am on the first day back at school)EvenOdd
Columbus Day (8am – 8am the following day)OddEven
Halloween (8am – 8am the following day)EvenOdd
Thanksgiving Weekend (Wednesday after school on the last day of school – 8am on the first day back at school)OddEven