Yes, now is the time if you need to file a motion to get the issue before the court to decide.
- If you already have a court ordered holiday plan, look it over to make sure you understand it. Sometimes special events occur on the holidays so you will want to address any modifications to the schedule as soon as possible. If there is a disagreement, then try to get in to see a mediator right away. Often your order will require this before you file a motion in court.
- If you do not have a court ordered holiday plan, then discuss with your attorney about filing a temporary motion to set a schedule. Some standard holidays and times off include but are not limited to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, winter break and depending on your religious practices, there may be other celebrations.
- If you do not address these matters soon, it will be difficult to get the court’s ruling and generally these type of issues do not constitute an emergency. If you do not receive a holiday this year, then keep track of it so that when a permanent schedule is drafted, you can possibly get it the following year.