Divorce in October with Children: How to Avoid “All Tricks” and Still Give Treats


Divorce may be challenging during any holiday, especially when the children are back to school.  Here are some things to consider so that this Fall will still be festive for your children.

When You Decided Divorce is the Only Option
If divorce is imminent, breaking the news to your friends, family and children may be bittersweet, especially right before the holiday season.  For those not certain if divorce is the right option, reading one of our prior blogs, “The Hard Decision: When It’s Time to Walk Away From a Relationship,” may help provide answers to your questions.

How to Tackle Co-Parenting and Your Child/Children’s School
During this time, juggling life, work, and school may seem daunting to some.  However, co-parenting can be an organized, effective process.  One key objective is to insure the children’s needs and interests are put first.  More useful suggestions can be found by reading our blog, “Co-Parenting Back to School Tips.”  Be sure to share this information with the other party.

Keeping Halloween Safe
Parents should understand that Halloween and other Fall events and holidays shouldstill be celebrated even with a divorce  underway.  Here are some tips to keep Halloween safe.

Whether you are married, separated, divorced, a single parent, etc., a child’s safety still comes first.  One or both parents filing for divorce may decide to take the children trick-or-treating.  Maybe the children spend the first half of the day and / or evening with the first parent and the other parent takes them out for trick-or-treating.  By simply doing this, it sends a message to your children that “you can do this” and that “life goes on” so Halloween and other holidays go according to plan.

Thankfully, if you have a situation, child custody issue, etc., you can contact Fernandez, Socci & Nieves Family Law, based in North Andover, MA, which also serves Methuen, MA and surrounding areas. Fernandez, Socci & Nieves Family Law is licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The law firm was recently recognized as a “Best Law Firm” from US. News & World Report for 2019, for 3 years in a row.  If you are considering divorce, or have other family law-related concerns such as child custody, mediation / arbitration, modifications, pre-nuptial / post-nuptial, and paternity matters, consider contacting Fernandez, Socci & Nieves Family Law.

For more information and to discuss your situation with an experienced divorce attorney in Methuen, MA, please visit our website. To learn more about the U.S. News & World Report of Fernandez, Socci & Nieves Family Law, click here .


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