When parties cannot agree on holiday parenting time, the standard is to implement the “Court’s Holiday Parenting Schedule” for holiday parenting time. The schedule is comprehensive and covers almost all possible holidays, alternating the parenting time for different holidays between even and odd years. As always, the parties are free to deviate from the schedule by agreement. However, if they cannot agree, this schedule must be followed.

I have seen different versions of the schedule handed out by different Courts throughout the State. Each version is only slightly different, the general terms are always the same. The version attached below is just one example of the Court’s Holiday Schedule.

New Jersey Holiday Parenting Schedule Example