The holidays can be a great time for families to get together. However, if you are in the middle of a divorce when the holiday season comes around, it may be a difficult time for you emotionally. That is understandable and you’re likely not alone in that. Our divorce attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips on what you can do to help your children through a divorce during the holiday season in this week’s blog. If you are in need of an experienced divorce lawyer who can answer those tough questions you’ve been meaning to ask, please give us a call. Deputy and Mizell can be reached at 573-346-9990. Your first consultation is free!
What You Can Do To Help Your Children Through Your Divorce During The Holiday Season
It will likely do more harm than good if you aren’t honest with your children about this. A lack of communication can leave them to wonder and there’s a possibility they could just end up imagining the worst at that point. When they have a question, answer it. Let them know it’s ok to have questions and that you’re still a family.
Your child’s first instinct may be to blame themselves for this divorce. Don’t let them do that. Assure them that this is in NO way their fault. Again, be honest and let them know you’re here for them.
While you and your ex are getting divorced, you’re both still parents. Be present in your child’s life, especially around the holidays. If it’s uncomfortable to be around each other at holiday events, then do your best to create a schedule where you can both be there for children, just separately. Remember, just because you chose this divorce, doesn’t mean your children did.
REMEMBER YOU BOTH HAVE A SHARED GOAL.
Your ex may not be your favorite person in the world, but at the end of the day, you’re both still parents to the same child. You want the best for your child. Work together to make that happen. In addition to scheduling holiday events and being present for your children, be respectful of one another when you are around your children. Refrain from speaking poorly about each other, posting inappropriate, negative comments on social media, and missing events all together simply because you don’t like each other. Show your kids you can work together FOR THEM, divorced or together.
The Divorce Attorneys at Deputy and Mizell Are Here For You!
Going through a divorce can be really hard, no matter what time of year it is. If you are struggling in your marriage and considering divorce, we urge you to consult with an experienced divorce attorney in Missouri before making any irrational decisions. Give us a call today. We can answer the questions you’ve been wondering about and more! Call us at the Camdenton phone number listed below. Your first consultation is free.
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