When a couple with children are going through a divorce, it can be emotionally taxing not only on the parents but the children as well — and when it happens during the holiday season, it can make it that much more emotional. Even though you may be feeling overwhelmed as you navigate divorce during one of the most hectic times of year, there are some things you can do so you and your children can still enjoy the holiday season. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
When both parents want a fair share of time with their children, having a holiday timesharing schedule in place can make the transition of divorce go much smoother. When planning the timesharing calendar, map out any birthdays, religious observances, and any other holidays that you celebrate with your children.
If one parent lives out of the country, international timesharing can be difficult. When it comes to handling your child’s visitation schedule abroad, it’s best to contact an international family lawyer for advice on how to handle custody and visitation.
Just because things are different now, it doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to make the holiday season memorable and enjoyable for your children. While keeping old traditions is perfectly okay, making new ones with your children is one way to start fresh and keep the holidays exciting and fun. One way to get a new tradition started is to ask your child what they would like to have included every holiday season for years to come!
When coping with divorce, spending more time with family and friends can make all the difference in how you and your children get through the season. Schedule additional activities or perhaps plan a special holiday visit to see friends or family out of town. When your children can spend more time with family and friends, it may make them feel more secure.
Coping with divorce during the holiday season can be challenging. If you are struggling with timesharing, international custody, or any other issue that comes along with divorce, we can help. Contact Ilvento Law, P.A. today at (407) 898-0747. With over 24 years of experience, we can help you get through the toughest of divorce and child custody challenges.