The holidays are typically a time of excitement, love, and cheer. However, for a divorced or separated couple, this time of the year can be difficult and emotionally draining. It can also have a significant impact on the entire family. Whether you are in the middle of a divorce or have otherwise broken up, it can be a devastating time.
This is the exact reason why our Central Valley family law attorneys strive to offer our clients guidance, advocacy, and care during this otherwise challenging time of the year.
Helpful Tips for Surviving Co-Parenting During the Holidays
Below are some helpful tips that can help you smoothly co-parent during the holidays:
- Get specific about your co-parenting plan, especially when it comes to pick up and drop off times
- Sit down and talk with your children about the holidays in advance so they know exactly what to expect
- Plan new traditions for the future
- Rely on your family and friends for support
- Be flexible because no plan can account for all of the things that might happen
- Coordinate gifts with your co-parent and don’t try to “out-do” each other because it can create a more hostile environment and make your children feel even more uncomfortable
- Take care of yourself because you will be able to better care for your kids if you are a happier person
The bottom line is that as long as you and your ex are able to keep your children as the priority and work to plan everything well in advance, it is entirely possible to build new traditions and have a happy holiday season.
Call an Experienced Stockton Family Law Attorney
If you are involved in a divorce proceeding or planning to file for divorce, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced family law attorney to help you learn your legal rights and options with respect to the division of your assets.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Central Valley family law attorney Gurjit Srai, please call (209) 323-5558 or (559) 449-1447, or complete our online form.