Super Bowl Sunday a Holiday in Florida Custody? Why not?

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Child Custody on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

When determining a child custody arrangement in Florida, one of the most debated and complex portion of the agreement is often the holiday schedule. It not only involves the sharing of a limited number of days that have an extremely high level of emotion and importance tied to them, but writing the terms requires a lot of detail. Does one parent get the children every year? Every other? Will each spouse share every holiday? What days even count as a holiday?

When we talk about holidays, most people think of organized religion. However, for some sports fans certain days are holidays. For one dad, Syracuse sports -- especially basketball -- were like a religion to him. Although he no longer lives in the state, cheering on the athletes from the college were some of his best childhood memories, and that was something that he wanted to share with his kids too.

Not only did the dad ask for Super Bowl Sunday every year, but he asked to secure the chance to watch Syracuse compete for the NCAA men's basketball title whenever they made it to the championship. Although they have only made it once in the school's history, he hopes it will happen again.

Along with the sporting holidays, the father asked to have the children on St. Patrick's Day as well -- especially after noticing the disparity in the number of holidays requested by his wife to celebrate four Jewish holidays. Originally, he had only planned to share Christmas and Easter.

Source: Yahoo! Sports, "Syracuse fan makes unusual custody request in divorce settlement," Jeff Eisenberg, July 27, 2012

If you would like more information about finding a custody arrangement that fits your life, our Florida child custody page provides more information.

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