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Baltimore & Towson Lawyer Discusses Holiday Access During The Divorce

Written by Amar Weisman » December 8, 2013 »

Divorce and separation can be difficult on a family, especially if the parting couple has children. During the holiday season, the family as a whole may have trouble dealing with what are supposed to be joyous times, primarily because they are not sure how to handle the range of emotions and feelings that they may be experiencing. Your Baltimore and Towson divorce lawyer will tell you, though, that there are ways to deal with the holiday season and make the most of what could be a difficult time.

Focus on What's Important

All too often, divorcing or separating parents try to out-do each other when it comes to buying gifts for the children in an effort to compete for their kids' affections. But it is more important to remember the real meaning of the holidays. That said, parting couples might want to consider keeping things simple, especially if this is the first year after the divorce or separation. Keeping things simple can be a life saver during a divorce because your money and time will probably be stretched to their limits anyway. Prioritizing those things that truly matter can prove to be very helpful in the long run.

Remember: There Are No "Perfect" Holidays

Even when families are all on one accord, the holidays can stressful. Many people put a great deal of emphasis on the holidays and they often have high expectations of how things will ultimately turn out. But it is imperative for individuals to keep their expectations in check and remember that life happens. It is also important to remain flexible and open to new ways of managing resources and time. Traditions can be great, but remain open to starting or creating new traditions.

Plan and Know Your Visitation Schedule

Carrying the children from one house to the next can bring about an added amount of stress. But preparing and knowing what the schedule with the children will be can help ease the transition. Any parent who wants to spend more time with the children over the holidays should attempt to work with the other parent to create a fair schedule that would be beneficial for all involved. If working with the other parent to come up with a fair schedule isn't doable, your Baltimore and Towson divorce lawyer can step in where necessary.

Visiting family members who are out of town will likely become a bit more difficult, particularly if the finances are already tight. Negotiations might need to be made with respect to going to see extended family members because the expenses associated with travel can be an added burden during what is already a difficult time. Depending on the situation, it might be more economically feasible for grandma and grandpa to come to the kids instead of the kids going to them. Whatever the situation, it is important for all involved to keep such things in mind and try to work together where possible.

If you are going through a divorce and you are having trouble dealing with the holiday season, call a Baltimore and Towson divorce lawyer at The Law Offices of Amar Weisman, LLC today. 

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