For those considering divorcing from their spouse, the holidays can be a stressful and emotional time of year. Despite your feelings about your current relationship, you may be hesitant to speak with an attorney for fear of ruining your family’s otherwise happy holiday season. But Bliss Law Group wants to assure you that this is not the case. Meeting with an attorney can actually provide you with some much-needed peace of mind during the holidays. When you make an appointment with an attorney, your first meeting is a “getting to know you” discussion in which you describe the situation, your personal goals, and what you would like for your family. It is an informational as well as a strategic session. Making an appointment with an attorney does not mean that you will be filing for divorce the next day. Divorce is not immediate; it is a deliberate and detail-oriented process. If you have been considering divorce, meeting with an attorney now can help ease your mind and prepare you for facing the new year. Bliss Law Group can guide you through the complicated process of divorce, taking time to thoroughly explain all of your options, and making sure all of the details are appropriately addressed. It is common to feel alone or overwhelmed during this process, and we understand that. Bliss Law Group is here to support you and be your best advocate. If you have already separated from your spouse, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. But there are ways of coping with the stress and other emotions, and making sure that your Christmas is still filled with cheer. One way is to make new holiday traditions. You have memories and traditions with your former spouse, of course, but one way to deal with the holiday blues is to focus on the present. Instead of staying home by yourself – get outside and make some new holiday traditions! Go to a holiday party where you can meet some new people. Buy tickets to that holiday event that you have always been meaning to attend. Grab a couple of your friends and check out a new restaurant. December is a busy month for festive programs – it is the ideal time to try something new. If you have children your former spouse, make sure you both have holidays plans with the kids. Your custody agreement or parenting plan should guide these plans, but it is important that both you and your spouse make sure the children feel loved and supported. Both parents should consider developing special holiday plans for their children. It is another way to create new traditions and bring some cheer into the season.