Figuring out how to spend the holidays after a divorce can be difficult. Who gets what holiday with the kids? Some holidays are more important to some families than others, and many people feel strongly about the traditions they hold. Thanksgiving is an especially family-oriented holiday, so who gets to spend it with the kids? While you may have to compromise, you do not have to give up the holidays with your children. Read on to learn about some of the ways couples may choose to share custody over Thanksgiving.

Split the Night

While Thanksgiving is often celebrated with a turkey dinner, there are no rules in place. Split up the day with your ex-spouse. You and your children can celebrate in the morning, watching the parade, and eating turkey sandwiches for lunch before spending dinner with their other parent. You can alternate years, so if you took the morning this year, your ex-spouse can take the morning next year.

Alternate Years

Many couples alternate years when it comes to big holidays. This is a great way to take turns and make sure that your children spend an equal amount of time with both of you.

Change the Date

Thanksgiving is celebrated on a Thursday, but what is to stop you from celebrating the day before or after? You and your kids can have just as much fun celebrating over the weekend, rather than on the actual day itself. Consider making new traditions and celebrating the holiday on your own terms.

Spend it Together

This is definitely not an option for all couples, but some divorced couples do choose to spend the holidays together. This may be an option to discuss with your ex if you feel it is the right move for you and your family.

There are lots of options when it comes to sharing custody and splitting up the holidays. To figure out what option is best for you and your ex-spouse, it is important to speak with an experienced family law attorney. If you have any questions, or you wish to create or modify your existing custody agreement, reach out to our firm today.

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