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Tips for Dealing With the Holidays After Your Wisconsin Divorce

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The winter holiday season is well on its way, but this can be a difficult time of year for some people, especially if they have just gone through or are currently going through a divorce. Your first Christmas after your divorce can be one of the toughest periods you will experience, especially if you have children. Everyone wants their children to have a happy and cheerful upbringing with fond childhood memories, but that can seem like a pipe dream when you are in the midst of a divorce. It is important to remember that just because your first holiday after a divorce may not seem very festive, it does get easier. Here are a few tips to help you celebrate the holidays amidst and after your divorce:

Rethink Your Mindset

It can be saddening to think that your whole family will not be together for the holidays any longer, but that does not mean you cannot have a good time. Even if you do not see your children on specific holidays, you can still make the day meaningful. For example, if you are alone on Thanksgiving, consider volunteering at a soup kitchen to make someone else’s day better. Having a nice holiday is all about how you look at it.

Start Planning Your Holiday Parenting Schedules Now

Planning for the holidays should be done with plenty of advance notice. Thanksgiving is just weeks away, followed by Christmas and New Year’s, so now is the time to begin planning. If you do not have a current holiday parenting schedule, talk with your ex-spouse to see if you can come up with one on your own. A parenting plan attorney can also help you and your spouse hash it out and come to a decision as to when each of you will spend time with the kids.

Make Alternate Celebration Arrangements

If your holiday parenting time schedule dictates that you will not have your children on certain holidays, it can be disheartening, but that does not mean you cannot still celebrate. If you do not have your children on Christmas Day, consider celebrating the holiday with them on Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas. If your ex has your children on Christmas morning, consider negotiating to have your children later in the day. 

Contact a Waukesha County Parenting Time Attorney 

Although it may seem difficult, your first holiday season after your divorce can actually be enjoyable with the right mindset and proper planning. At the Bucher Law Group, LLC, we understand how emotional certain holidays can be, especially if you are not able to spend time with your children. Our compassionate Milwaukee County divorce lawyers are here to help you make sure your parenting plans are up-to-date with holiday schedules. Call our office today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Sources:

https://www.popsugar.com/family/How-Deal-First-Holidays-After-Divorce-44229350

https://www.forbes.com/sites/heatherlocus/2018/12/12/5-tips-for-creating-happy-holidays-and-new-year-divorce-and-all/#522fbc674a2c

 

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