Happy Holidays everyone.
We know that the holidays can be stressful for you, especially those who are going through divorces, custody battles, or adoptions. Our Holiday Hours are as follows: closed Friday December 23 through Monday December 26. Should you need us, you can send us an email through this site that will reach both Tina and me, email me, or via our Facebook page at Lucci Law.
As this season passes, remember that Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or whatever you celebrate should be about the children. If this is your first year separated from your spouse, it means that this is your child’s first year celebrating the holidays in two separate homes, make it easy on them. So for example, instead of pulling kids away from a festive family celebration and shuffling out them door to Mom’s or Dad’s house without warning, give your kids a heads up about what the plan is before you arrive.
Minimize the tension between you and the other parent. Try to keep the fighting to a minimum in front of the kids. If the kids want to stay with the other parent for a few hours longer because they got a fun new toy, don’t take it personally. Let them stay and play.
Don’t be afraid to be alone. We all feel pressure to have someone to kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve or someone to share Christmas morning, but now’s the time to create new traditions. Maybe you find that you don’t like New Year’s parties or you just want to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch A Christmas Story on TBS by yourself. Now is your time to do the things you never could.
Most important of all, don’t forget to love yourself. You are important. Tina, Alyse, and I love you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.