Thanksgiving Tips For Divorced Parents

During the divorce process, you face various issues to discuss, negotiate, and hopefully overcome. As important as the division of assets and marital property are, they don’t have the emotional complexities of child custody. 

Nothing highlights this more than the holidays. Thanksgiving, for example, likely looked a lot different when you were married. And there may be years when one parent doesn’t get to spend that valuable time with their children. If you are one of those parents, this blog is for you. Its purpose is to share some tips and advice to help you navigate some of the child custody challenges regarding Thanksgiving. 

Find What Fits

There are so many ways to split Thanksgiving between you and your former spouse. Don’t waste time overthinking about what other divorced families do. As you build your child custody agreement, find what works best for you and your family. 

Some people aren’t concerned with altering their custody schedule to fit Thanksgiving. If that is you, that’s okay. You will make the time you have with your children meaningful regardless of whether it is a holiday or not. 

Another standard solution is splitting the holiday weekend up. Because the holiday always lands on a Thursday, your spouse could have Thursday/Friday one year, and you will have Saturday/Sunday. In the following year, flip it. 

Some families still choose to have the holidays together. This is something that will likely come in time, long after both of you have healed from the divorce. Although it may not be your situation at first, it could be something to aim for in the future—if that is what you want. 

Different Is Okay

The holidays will look and feel different, but that doesn’t have to be a negative thing. As you begin your new life as a single adult, you can make decisions and traditions that allow you to create lasting memories with your children. 

Take it slow, and see how your children react to the changes. It is also vital to ensure your children get the most out of the holidays as well. If there are traditions that are important to them, incorporate them into yours. 

The Grey Legal Group 

If you are about to begin the divorce process (military or civilian), you don’t have to face challenges such as child custody alone. Contact The Grey Legal Group and schedule a consultation. Allow us and our combined 22 years of experience go to work for you.

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