Divorce can be challenging to cope with both emotionally and financially in any season. However, it may be even more difficult during the holidays, particularly when one's kids are scheduled to spend time with the other parent on Thanksgiving or Christmas in New York. A few tips can help parents going through divorce to cope with the anxiety and stress that this type of family law proceeding can cause.
It can be helpful to have two celebrations for the kids every Christmas -- one at the ex's home and the other at one's own home, even if one parent has to have the celebration on a day other than Christmas Day. In this way, both parents can build their own holiday traditions and not have to feel like they are missing out on enjoying the holidays with their shared children. If two exes are able to get along, they may consider having a joint celebration so that neither parent loses time with the kids on a holiday.