Every state in the union, including Florida, has embraced the concept of parental visitation as generally in the best interests of children and parents. The courts usually prefer to award "reasonable visitation," in which both parties work out a visitation schedule that meets their individual needs and desires rather than having a visitation plan ordered by the court. In practice, however, the custodial parent generally has more say in what is considered "reasonable."
The holidays are the time of year where being with loved ones is most desirable. Parents in Florida understand the importance of holiday traditions, especially when they have young children. Although it is ideal to carryout these traditions, it is not always easy to do when parents are not together or divorced. Furthermore, child custody arrangements could make the holidays a stressful time. Parents might not agree with plan and might get into a visitation dispute over who gets to see the children on which day.