When most parents in Florida divorce, they make a concerted effort to act in the best interests of their children. Unfortunately, there are cases in which a divorce is so acrimonious that the ex-spouses are no longer able to work together to establish an equitable parenting plan and financial support arrangement.
The holiday season is traditionally seen as a time of good cheer. For some families in Florida this holiday season will be the first one that they will go through in the aftermath of a divorce. In addition to the sense of loss and frustration that accompanies divorce, families will have to figure out the logistics of celebrating the holidays in two different locations, often shuttling children back and forth between different homes. While trying to understand and handle their own emotions, parents will also need to be a source of comfort to their children.