3 Tips for Handling a Divorce During the Holiday Season

While divorce can be difficult any time of the year, it can be especially hard during the holiday season. This should be a time to make unforgettable memories with your kids and the rest of your family members, but instead, you are dealing with this untimely divorce. During this emotional time, you should have an objective voice on your side to guide you. That's where our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks come in. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here to help you through this tough time. Call 5733-346-7231 for your free consultation. Keep reading for 3 tips for handling a divorce during the holiday season.


 3 Tips for Handling a Divorce During the Holiday Season


Keep Your Family Close.
One mistake divorcing couples make is isolating themselves from their extended family members. They may fear ridicule or judgment from their parents or other family, and as a result, spend much of the holiday season alone. However, isolation only serves to make a difficult process even more challenging. Identify the family members you can trust to be supportive, and keep them close during the holiday season.

Familiarize Yourself With Expectations.
Most Courts have certain expectations of how parents should handle visitation with children during a pending divorce. These guidelines tend to be basic, general guidelines that apply to every couple going through a divorce. They may vary by county and state, but some examples of expectations include prohibiting a divorcing spouse from...
  • Spending significant amounts of money while the divorce is pending.
  • Talking negatively about the other parent in front of the children
  • Preventing the other parent from seeing the children (unless specifically permitted by the Court)
Outline The Custody/Visitation Schedule Early On.
Determining who will get to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's with the children is arguably the most challenging aspect of getting divorced during the holiday season. If you and your spouse are separated, you will have to decide which one of you gets the children on the official holidays. Work with your attorney well in advance of your family gatherings to agree on a visitation schedule. Finalizing this agreement ahead of time will help you avoid unnecessary conflict and stress once the big days arrive.


Handle Your Divorce with Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch


Divorce is one of the most stressful events in the lives of many people but can be even more stressful during the holidays. The emotional effect on children can be traumatic, resulting in difficulties in school and sleep disturbance. During this time of emotional turmoil, critical decisions regarding property division, child support and custody must be made that will have an impact for years to come. An experienced divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks can provide the objective guidance necessary to navigate through this difficult time. We are here for you. Call 573-346-7231 for your free consultation today.


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