Halloween gets no respect from divorce attorneys. No, Halloween is not the reincarnated Rodney Dangerfield. It’s just that in the divorce world Halloween is not a “real” holiday. It is not recognized either nationally or by the state. You do not get to miss school or skip work. The banks and post office are still open, unlike a “real” holiday. However, Halloween is nonetheless important!
I oftentimes put provisions for visitation on Halloween in my agreements. It is usually met with an awkward response by the other attorney saying,”you know that’s not a real holiday, right?” However, Halloween is a real holiday to your kids. Dressing up, trick or treating, hay rides, wagon rides, pumpkin carving and eating candy – What is not to love about Halloween?!?
Admittedly, Halloween does have a relatively short shelf life. From around the age of 3 or 4 to about 13 is as long as it lasts and thereafter becomes a night of mischief. But for those ten years or so – if you solely rely on the weekend rotation to get “your” Halloween, you may only get two. Halloween is always a moving target with regards to what day of the week it falls upon. Halloween needs to be addressed if you have young children.
See other forgotten Holidays hear https://bowtielawyer.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/labor-day-and-visitation/.
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