A few points to parents during the holidays from a veteran of custody battles between parents:
- Abide by the agreement or order that has been entered in your case. Your failure to do so may have negative consequences in the future. Judges don't typically like parties who don't follow set schedules during the holidays and your decision to not follow the schedule may affect your access or visitation in the future.
- Don't plan on getting in front of a Judge before the holidays if a dispute arises. Holiday visitation disputes are seldom considered an "emergency" matter warranting immediate attention by Maryland Judges.
- Think of your children and the impact your decision will have on them before you decide not to follow a court-ordered or agreed upon schedule. Parental discord and turmoil over access and visitation is never a positive for them, especially during the holidays. If you don't like the schedule, seek to change it for next year.