Don't Divorce the Holidays

In the midst of a divorce finding joy in the holiday season can be difficult. However, do not allow this phase of your life taint this time for you. Let Friedman & Friedman handle your divorce proceedings while you take care of preserving the holiday spirit — especially if you have children.

As holiday lists are being prepared, we'd like to share a list we put together that will help make your holiday stress-free:

Arrange Pick-up/Drop-off Schedule: Even if a judge hasn't ruled on your case yet you and your ex should decide on a suitable schedule weeks prior to the holidays so you can each plan accordingly. Regardless of how you and your ex feel about each other, the holidays should remain a happy time for your children.

Set a Good Example: This is a great opportunity to show your children how to make the best of any situation. Remember, your children are perceptive so be a leader and guide them through life's challenges.

Engage in Conversation: If your children have "mom and dad getting back together" on their gift list – don't get upset or knock their dream down. In fact, don't downplay any questions they have during this unsettling time in their lives. Sit down and engage in a conversation. Let them know that while you and your ex have chosen to live a part they are still the number one priority in your life and you will always be there for them.

If You Can't be Friends, Be Friendly: While reasons leading to divorce can be hurtful, stressful and overwhelming it is your job to continue to make your children feel safe, happy and thrive in a warm environment. Be cordial to each other.

Friedman & Friedman wish you and your family a very peaceful, happy holiday season. Contact the firm today!

Categories: Child Custody, Divorce