Law Office of Perkins and Janis Offers Key Tips for Sharing Custody During the Holidays

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The Law Office of Perkins and Janis in San Antonio, Texas offers tips to help parents reduce stress and make the holiday season special for their children. The law firm cites communication, consideration and flexibility as key strategies that will make the holidays less stressful when custody is shared.

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Holidays can be stressful under any circumstances--finding the perfect gift, coordinating celebrations and dividing time between extended family

The Law Office of Perkins and Janis, a family law practice in San Antonio, recently offered key tips to parents who share custody or visitation time during the upcoming holiday season. The firm encourages parents to create a memorable and enjoyable holiday season for their children by giving them the security of knowing that their parents can work together and treat the other parent with consideration and respect.

"Holidays can be stressful under any circumstances--finding the perfect gift, coordinating celebrations and dividing time between extended family," said attorney Amy Perkins. "Knowing that you will not be able to have your child or children present during some of the festivities can cause heartache for many parents. You must put your feelings aside and put your child first."

The Law Office of Perkins and Janis also recommends that parents encourage the child to look forward to the time with the other parent and reassure the child that you have plenty to do while they are away. Parents can also show interest in the child's activities with the other parent. The firm also suggests that each parent be respectful of the child's time with the other parent by not requiring the child to call at specific times and by remaining positive and supportive in all of their communication with the child while he or she is away.

"Court orders are not a substitute for co-parenting," said Perkins. "Children deserve parents who will ensure their happiness and security by working together. If you are unable to communicate effectively or you keep allowing the past to interfere with raising your child, we often recommend co-parenting counseling to provide the tools to parents to communicate with each other."

The attorneys at the Law Office of Perkins and Janis are experienced in numerous key areas of family law, including simple divorce, custody disputes, child support enforcement, pre-marital agreements, adoption, wills and much more. For complete information about all Perkins and Janis legal services, please visit the firm's new website at http://www.perkinsandjanislaw.com or call (210) 549-9975 for a consultation.

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The Law Office of Perkins and Janis, P.C. provides personal legal services with the focus on the client. This is their career, but their clients must deal with the long term results of every solution or verdict. Perkins & Janis focuses on helping the client understand child support services, the options and possible outcomes in the case and then set, and achieve, realistic goals. The process is always a team effort. They provide personal service with straight-forward evaluations and recommendations. From there, they assist the client in reaching goals through creative solutions, tailored negotiations, and if necessary, aggressive representation in court. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.perkinsandjanislaw.com.

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