Ending a marriage just before a holiday season may be especially challenging if one has children. Divorce is seldom stress-free, and the timing of court appointments alongside shopping for Christmas gifts may be a little overwhelming for those involved. A parent in Texas trying to build new memories and create new customs for children may have to get creative to avoid any negativity regarding child custody problems.
When an outside perspective is offered, it often helps add clarity to a tenuous situation. Insofar as custody and the holidays is concerned, seeking immediate counsel when a problem arises may help minimize the negative effects of the situation and obtain a swift and agreeable solution so everyone can get back to their holiday fun. Whether a particular dispute has to do with money or who will spend which holidays with whom, unresolved problems in any of these areas may create an avalanche of stress if left unattended.
Celebrating the holidays in separate households as former spouses can take a lot of adjustment for the family. Children often need patience and compassion from their parents as they learn to adapt to new surroundings and routines. Many parents do not shield their children from problematic issues that arise in an effort to allow them to be part of the process of finding amicable solutions (unless the topic at hand is strictly an adult matter).
If a particular child custody issue is squelching your holiday joy, a call can be made to a family law attorney for guidance. Your children's best interests during the holidays and all through the year are important to us. In fact, Warmbrodt, Winslow & Associates has successfully guided many other Texas clients through sensitive situations during holidays past.