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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce and Special Occassions

Written by Amar Weisman » May 11, 2016 »

It’s that time of year again -- high school graduations are starting to take place in Maryland and elsewhere throughout the country. Some of the families attending graduations this year will be dealing with a variety of other family-related issues simultaneously, namely child custody issues.

Still, graduation is supposed to be a time of happiness and celebration as the child begins to transition into adulthood. Undoubtedly, however, there will be some parents in attendance who will be dealing with divorce and custody battles all while trying to put on a happy face for the graduating student. So, how can you keep the joy in what is supposed to be a joyous occasion?

Discuss Any Scheduling Issues Prior to Graduation Day

During a graduation or any other special occasion, parents are always encouraged to try to be as accommodating as possible and make a conscious effort to work through any scheduling conflicts.

Graduation time is often chaotic, particularly when dealing with family members who are currently in the home, as well as those who are visiting from afar. The child should be able to visit with relatives from either side of the family regardless of whose week it is to have the kids.

Plan the Celebration Well in Advance

Depending on your situation, you may be able to hold one big graduation party where both sides of the child’s family can attend and take part in the planned festivities without the risk of conflict. However, some families may not be able to function well in that type of setting. If there is a need to hold separate celebrations, it is important for parents to discuss this ahead of time and plan accordingly.

The Key to Success

Simply put, it is important for parents going through divorce to be able to set aside their personal differences and feelings about each other for the sake of the happy graduate. After all, the child did just spend the last several years working hard to make it to this day and he or she would probably like all the family members to be able to celebrate the momentous occasion as much as possible.

Even though you may have decided to part ways from your spouse, you still remain connected because of the child(ren). That said, remaining civil toward each other can go a long way toward making occasions such as graduations and birthday celebrations much more pleasant.

If you are in the midst of dealing with divorce and/or child custody issues, all while trying to remain festive as your child completes a major accomplishment, and you have questions or concerns about steps you can take to remain as amicable as possible, contact the Law Offices of Amar Weisman, LLC to speak with a Towson child custody lawyer about possible options.

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Call The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman at (410) 321-4994 to schedule a Free Consultation. The Purpose of the consultation is to determine whether you want to retain this law firm as your Baltimore County & Harford County Family Lawyer. If you do wish to proceed, then you must pay a retainer. See Our Policy on Fees and Costs. The family firm is located next to The Circuit Court for Baltimore County, at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204.