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Options for resolving parenting time disputes on Halloween

Halloween is likely one of a child’s favorite days of the year. Think about it; how many times during the year can you dress up to be someone (or something) else, and have people give you candy because of it? Yes, Halloween is once again upon us, and kids will be canvassing neighborhoods throughout Greensboro in search of candy.

For divorced or separated parents, sharing time during Halloween can be a complicated ordeal. After all, parents want to have the experience of dressing kids for Trick-or-Treating and taking them around the neighborhood. Nevertheless, not all parents get along or any many want to have the child Trick-or-Treat in their neighborhood. 

With all parenting time issues, there are a number of ways to resolve them so that each parent can have time with the child and create genuine long-lasting memories. This post will offer some suggestions.

Get involved at school – For those with preschool aged children, chances are that there will be days where kids will decorate gift bags or have a costume parade. If you’re not able to take your child Trick-or-Treating, perhaps coming to school and spending time is an option.

Look for shopping center events – In the same vein, some malls and shopping centers have Trick-or-Treating events before Halloween. This could be an opportunity to have a good Halloween experience before October 31.

Carve a pumpkin with the kids – Creating a Jack-o-Lantern is also a fun experience that can be done before Halloween.

Have a movie night – For older kids, watching Harry Potter movies or “The Haunted Mansion” could be a nice event.

The moral of the story is, if you don’t have parenting time on October 31, there are a number of things that can be done in order to maximize the time you have with the kids.

The preceding is not legal advice.  

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