The holidays are an important time for families. For couples who have recently gone through a divorce, the holiday season can be a difficult time– but, it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways for parents to share custody in a way that works for everyone. Every family is different, so there will be a different solution for everyone. There is no universal way to share custody. Read on to learn more about the different ways parents choose to spend Thanksgiving. If you have any questions regarding the best way for your family to spend the holidays, reach out to our firm today.
Tips for Sharing Thanksgiving:
- Alternate years
- Split the day
- Pick a different date
- Share the holiday
Many couples choose to alternate years. This is a great way to take turns and make sure that everyone gets a chance to celebrate how they wish. It also eliminates most miscommunications or misunderstandings because there is a specific schedule.
Split the Day
While Thanksgiving is typically celebrated with a dinner, there’s nothing to say you can’t have a festive breakfast too. Talk to your ex about sharing the day between the two of you. You could watch the parade with your children and eat turkey sandwiches for lunch, before they spend dinner with your ex and vice versa. You can choose to alternate here as well, taking turns celebrating in the morning and evening.
Pick a Different Date
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Thursday of November, but you can celebrate whenever works best. If your ex-spouse has the kids for Thanksgiving this year, why not celebrate on Friday instead? All you really need is your family and lots of good food, which you can arrange for any night.
Share the Holiday
This is not a very common solution, but it does work for some families. Some divorced couples choose to continue spending the holiday together. While this is not an option for everyone, if you think it could work well for you and your family, it is something to consider.
Regardless of how you spend Thanksgiving, it is important to keep in mind that it is a day to be thankful for your loved ones, which you can do any and every day of the year. If you have any questions or you wish to create a custody agreement or modify your existing agreement, reach out to our firm today.
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