Holidays for divorced parents and their children are often difficult. The first year the family celebrates celebrating separately is generally the worst. If possible, if you can incorporate your standard traditions into your new way of addressing the holidays, it will be easier for your children.
You may not emotionally be able to spend the holidays together, but you can cooperate and work out a plan that will help the family through the holidays. Some specific suggestions include:
The idea is to keep the schedule as close to normal as possible. It is difficult to maintain a level of normalcy but, if possible, it makes it much easier for the children to spend the holidays with both parents, in a sense, during that first-year post divorce.
It can be depressing to be alone on the actual holiday while you sit and feel excluded thinking about your children being with the other parent and without you. Spend the day with your own extended family or friends. Plan ahead so you are not alone.
Martinez Legal, P.C. Can Help
If you are unable to agree with your children’s other parent about how to deal with the holidays, contact our family law attorneys at Martinez Legal, P.C. for assistance. We can meet with you through an online video format or in person at our office in a socially distancing environment.