With Labor Day approaching it is a good time to reflect on the contributions and achievements of American workers. Those efforts are the reason we celebrate Labor Day, and have since it became a Federal holiday in 1894.
Labor Day is also a good reminder for paying attention to visitation issues. It is extremely common in the divorce agreements that I prepare that the non-custodial parent receive additional time, more than the every other weekends that seem “standard.” I often include that the weekend extends through the Monday holiday. This gives that parent additional time with the child of uninterrupted visitation.
In fact, I have a schedule of all Federal and State Holidays and routinely have this specifically addressed in custody/visitation agreements. There is almost one Monday holiday in every month. These times add up and provide both parents additional welcomed time with the child and perhaps, even, a much needed break. Pay attention to the details when ironing out the specifics in a custody/visitation agreement and make sure you address the other holidays and not just the “big” ones.