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Police Say Parents Can Make More Peaceful Holiday Exchanges

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For some children, the only stressful thing about Christmas is...waiting to open their presents. However, children of divorce may have additional anxiety. These children might have to split their time between two different homes. While most visitation schedules are laid out by court order, arguments can start if both parents aren't on the same page. Police say they have some recommendations… Jeremy Clifton, said, "That you have that accessible, because we will need that paperwork in order to insure that the Order is being enforced properly. And without it, it's impossible to attain it in most occasions, because courthouses are closed on holidays." In the most extreme cases, police are forced to delay the exchange until the facts are confirmed. That usually means one of the parents being able to find a copy of the court order.