From our family here at James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys to yours, we would
like to wish you a very happy holiday! We are honored to have served you
or to potentially help you in the future. We understand that when it comes
to family and your relationships, everything must be handled with the
utmost care. We are grateful that our clients would choose us with the
care of their family law needs.
At Matthew Sheasby, we understand how exciting the holidays are but how
trying they can be, as well. It can be difficult to find a new rhythm
after a divorce. With all of your family and friends descending to celebrate,
there are some things you can do to make the most of these holidays.
Treasure New and Old Traditions
Whether it is going to your grandparent’s home for the holidays or
whether it is your job to lick the icing off the spoon, traditions are
the cornerstones for the winter season. It is what makes the holidays
so special and fills us with so much nostalgia. For this Christmas and
New Year, while you may be navigating the new life post-divorce, remember
to cherish past traditions. However, do not be afraid to make new ones too!
Have Two Holidays
If you and your ex have children, it can be difficult trying to decide
who gets the kids during the holidays. Needless to say, everyone wants
to spend Christmas and New Years with those they love. However, this can
be hard to do when you have to share your children with your ex. Rather
than stress out about not having the family together on the actual day,
you can simply plan to have two holidays. Choose a day either before or
after the actual holiday and celebrate until your heart’s content.
That way, no one feels like they were deprived.
Make Travel Plans in Advance
One of the most stressful parts of the holidays is traveling. Between trying
to book tickets, planning who is staying where, and juggling your shopping
list, the holidays can be a logistical nightmare. That is why making travel
plans in advance can help you relax a little. By booking your plane tickets
and hotels in advance, not only do you ensure you have a means to get
where you need to go, you can also save money!
Although it is important to plan in advance, you should also allow yourself
to be flexible this holiday! Things can change unexpectedly and you should
simply take things in stride, rather than worrying about things out of
Focus on the Children
The holidays are made warmer by children. Whether you and your ex are amicable
or have a tense relationship, your kids should always come first. Holidays
are something they will remember years later, so try to make sure they
have good memories to hold on to.
At Matthew Sheasby, we hope you continue to have a warm and happy holiday!
We appreciate your support and trust and look forward to serving you in
the future. If you do have questions about divorce, custody, or support,
contact our San Bernardino family law specialist today.