How to Handle Divorce During the Holidays
By Hancock Law Firm, PLLC |
Holidays at the end of the year can be one of the most difficult times to go through a divorce. The winter holidays are associated with the celebration of family, making the fact that yours is breaking up is especially unsettling. However, there are ways to make this holiday merry and bright.
Tips for Managing a Holiday Divorce
Here are a few tips to minimize conflict and disruption during the holidays:
1. Plan Ahead
If you are going through a divorce, spending Christmas together is a bad idea. There is bound to be tension, problems, and conflict between the two of you. Rather than trying to keep up the appearance of a happy family, you should agree to spend the holidays apart.
2. Stick to the Schedule
If you have kids, you should work out a schedule that allows them to spend time with both of you on the crucial days. Once you have agreed on a holiday schedule for the kids, you should stick to it. Last-minute changes that give you or your spouse more time or that upset your plans are unfair and should be avoided.
3. Do New Things
Your children will be affected by the fact that your family is not spending Christmas together. You should, therefore, avoid doing things that will remind them of past Christmases. Whatever rituals you had before the divorce should be put aside. Plan new activities for them to do—things that are nothing like what you did before the divorce.
4. Avoid Being Alone
Lastly, your first Christmas without your spouse will be tough. It would be best if you surrounded yourself with friends and family during this time. With many holiday events going on, you can focus on living in the moment and enjoying the positive things in your life – like your children and loved ones.
Remember, you are never alone. If you are struggling with your divorce and need legal representation, contact Hancock Law Group today. Our Jackson divorce lawyers are here to help you through this situation while protecting what matters most to you.
Call Hancock Law Group today at (601) 853-2223 to get started.