It is important that divorced or separated parents begin discussing their holiday plans well in advance of the upcoming holiday.
If parents are unable to agree on a holiday schedule, a Court Application can be made. It will take time to prepare the Application, so it is important to speak to your lawyer in advance of the holiday. It is important to remember that the party bringing the Application also has to give notice to the other party. Courts around the holidays get very busy. In Calgary, Court dates can be capped, meaning that no further Applications can be brought on those dates.
For the above reasons, it is important to raise the issue of holiday access early, at least a couple months in advance.
If you need assistance with your holiday schedule, please contact one of our family law lawyers at HART Legal in the Calgary office for a free consultation.