Dealing with divorce during the holidays can be a challenge for you, your family, and your children.

At Herlihy Family Law, we’ve walked with many clients through divorce, custody, child support over the holidays. We’ve pulled together a few helpful tips, thoughts, and encouragement based on our experience.

How to Handle the Holidays when you are Getting a DivorceHow to Handle the Holidays when you are Getting a Divorce

If you adapt a few strategies, you can make this season a new beginning following your divorce rather than an ending.

Plan ahead: The holidays are a busy and chaotic time, so you cannot assume that old traditions will necessarily be the same this year due to your pending divorce.

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Making Blended Families Work During the HolidaysMaking Blended Families Work During the Holidays

After going through a divorce or re-marriage, many changes can take place. Making things work for a new blended family does come with tests, but they do not have to be difficult. With the holiday closing in a blended family may run into a few challenges. These challenges can be countless, but they do not have to be terrible.

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Tips for Helping Children Cope with Holiday StressTips for Helping Children Cope with Holiday Stress

For most children the holidays are happy, fun and exciting. Children are on a break from school, and the holidays serve as a time to see friends and relatives and enjoy special food and family traditions. For some children, however, the holidays can be stressful and confusing. When parents are newly divorced, the holidays often remind children of what has changed in their lives. Although things have changed, it is important to make sure that both the children and the parents have peaceful holidays.

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