The first holiday season after a divorce can be a difficult time for families. Longheld traditions may be broken, but this allows an opportunity to create new ones. What matters most is spending time with those closest to us, so what is the best way to celebrate the holiday season? That differs for every family, and there is no right answer. Every family is different and it is important to figure out the way that works for you. If you would like to discuss your options, contact our firm. Read on to learn some of the most common ways divorced couples choose to celebrate the holidays.
Spend it Together
This is not an option for everyone. Sometimes, exes on good terms choose to continue spending the holidays together. Not many couples choose this route, but if you think it could work well for you and your family, discuss it with your ex-spouse.
Many couples choose to alternate years. Your spouse may spend Thanksgiving with the kids this year, but you will have the opportunity to do so the next year. This gives you something to look forward to and ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with the children.
Split the Day
Some couples may choose to split the holiday in half. One parent may celebrate with the children in the morning, and the other parent at night. While Thanksgiving is often celebrated with a turkey dinner, you might enjoy spending the morning watching the parade and eating a festive breakfast. If you choose this option, you can also alternate. If you took breakfast this year, your ex can take breakfast the next year.
Change the Date
This year, Thanksgiving is celebrated on November 26. But, what is to stop you from celebrating the day after instead? If your ex has Thanksgiving with the children this year, you can still plan your own celebration for the day before or after. This is a great opportunity to make your own traditions.
Many parents, when creating their custody agreements, take holidays into account. It is important to remember to plan for important holidays and other dates, such as birthdays or special events. If you wish to create or modify a custody agreement, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. We are here to help with all of your family law needs.
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