The holiday season is a wonderful time of year—unless you are in the middle of a divorce. Going through a divorce is difficult at any time of year, but especially during the holidays. If you have children, then it can be even more difficult and the steps you take now can help them through this trying transition.
At the Law Office of Bahr, Kreidle & Flicker, our Littleton divorce lawyers know how precious your children are to you—and we know that they are your first priority. That’s why we have included steps you can take NOW to preserve this holiday season for your children and keep the magic alive—even during a divorce.
Preserve Your Holiday Traditions: Children crave routine and structure. During a divorce, it is important to keep your children’s lives as structured and as close to normal as possible. During the holiday season this is especially important. Be sure to keep any holiday traditions alive and talk to your children about which traditions are the most important to them.
Play Nice with Your Ex: As hard as it may be, now is not the time to bicker or argue with your ex-spouse. Try to be amicable even if it is only for a short while. This will make the holidays a nicer time for your children. If you can, consider talking to your ex ahead of time to ensure that drop offs and pick ups run smoothly and are without confrontation.
Encourage Your Children to Help: Now is the time to make your children feel important and part of the family unit. Sit down and discuss ways that you can all make the holidays a better time. Consider making new traditions and enlist their help in picking dinner, going Christmas shopping, and decorating.
Listen to Them: During the holiday season, your children may be feeling the stress of your divorce more than usual—especially as school gets out. This can result in overwhelming sadness, anger, or resentment. Talk to your children and encourage them to be honest about their feelings. Validate their feelings and empower them to find solutions during the holiday weeks. This may mean spending time with your ex or going on special outings with friends.
Littleton Divorce Attorneys On Your Side
If you are going through a divorce this holiday season, it is important to have a Littleton divorce lawyer on your side. Don’t let your divorce define your life, contact the Littleton Law Office of Bahr, Kreidle & Flicker today for a free consultation and review of your case. We will fight aggressively to safeguard your parenting rights, protect your assets, and preserve your future. Call us today at 303-794-7422!