Many people face the winter holiday season in the midst of a divorce case. If you are in this situation, you might not be feeling the joy and cheer of the season, but might instead be wondering how you will adjust and cope. The following are some tips for how to get through the holidays during the divorce process.

Keep plans simple – You are likely overwhelmed with separating, dealing with legal issues, adjusting financially, and helping your kids adjust to spending time at two different homes. The last thing you or your children need is to have a  jam-packed holiday schedule. Keep it simple and consider foregoing certain activities so you are not overwhelmed.

Don’t go overboard on gifts – Now is not the time to spend a lot of money on lavish gifts. Your assets are still considered to be the property of the marriage, and you might be accused of wasting marital assets if you overspend. Also, saving money can help your position post-divorce.

Pause your divorce negotiations – If possible, you might want to avoid scheduling mediation sessions or other divorce proceedings during the holidays. This can decrease the risk of conflict and stress added to an already stressful time. Always speak to your lawyer first about this possibility.

Have a support system – While facing the holidays without your spouse can be difficult, you do not have to be alone. You should reach out to family and friends to ensure you have the support you need when you enter the New Year.

Contact a Divorce Lawyer in Boca Raton for Assistance

If you are facing divorce, you should always seek the counsel and representation of an experienced Boca Raton divorce attorney. Do not hesitate to contact the law office of Juliana Gaita, P.A., to learn about our family law services today.