Holidays are often marked by observance of tradition and family celebration. Unfortunately, divorced or separated parents in Massachusetts typically have greater stress due to child custody issues throughout the holiday season. Conflict can hopefully be avoided or eliminated altogether by taking the right steps.
Planning and adhering to schedules is key for smooth holiday agendas. Looking over custody orders in advance and clearing up any confusion by communicating with the other parent can mean the difference between an upsetting and uplifting holiday season. Making an effort to communicate plans with the children can let them know what to expect and reassure them that they are being taken care of and can also enjoy the holidays.