As the holidays approach, you are probably focused on making the season as special as you can for your children. There is one thing that you can do right now to help your children thrive in the upcoming year — review your child custody order to ensure that it still meets your child's needs. Handling these matters early is usually best, as it affords you the time to implement changes.
When you review the order, you can start to plan for 2019. Get your calendar out and write down the days that you will have your children with you. This can help you know what plans you will need to make. You can also figure out when you will take a vacation this year, if one is in the works.
Make sure that you also consider your child's school schedule and extracurricular activities when you go over the custody and visitation order. If any changes need to be made for the upcoming year, now might be the best time to handle them.
You might not feel adequately prepared to deal with these matters with your ex. If you feel like the situation will require mediation or even a formal court proceeding, we are here to help you with the parenting plan modification. Even if you and your ex are able to work out the terms between yourselves, we can help you formalize those changes and file the modified order with the Detroit family law courts. We will work with you to find suitable options regardless of the obstacles that you currently face.