It can be difficult for a family with divorced parents to find time to celebrate holidays that are designed for the entire family to enjoy, as they may not be together after the dissolution. Father’s Day is one of these occasions and it’s the time of year when most people come together to show their appreciation to their father. However, if the ex has custody and you live in a different town, it can be a complicated process to get to celebrate the day with your children.
While it may be more complicated than usual, but it’s not impossible to enjoy the day as a family, but it will need a bit of effort from all parties. If you’re looking for some tips on how to share this family occasion, these are some tips you can keep in mind:
Plan Your Schedule Ahead of Time
Planning is the first step when trying to set up a meeting with your children after a divorce, especially if you live far away. We all have our obligations in life, but it’s essential to make time for everything else whenever possible. Therefore, if you’re planning to enjoy a holiday with your family, you will need to bring out the calendar and look at the date of the Father’s Day for that year and talk to your ex about it. You can start to speak to your manager and plan your work schedule around that date to make sure that you are available. Remember, communication is key, so you need to make sure that every party involved is on the same page.
Some Gifts Go a Long Way
If you want to make the process a little smoother, you may want to give a couple of heartfelt gifts to your ex and her new family. This can help to make sure that they know that you want to celebrate Father’s Day with your children. You have to make sure that it’s appropriate for you to do that, so make sure you know your situation before you decide to do this.
Set Up a Conference Call
If you live too far away or if the timing doesn’t quite work out, you can set up a digital conference to have your own little party through the screen. While this may not be ideal as you would prefer to be there with your children, you will have to take what you can when there’s a chance.
Start a New Tradition With Your Children
If you really can’t make it on Father’s Day, then no worries, you don’t need to have a celebration right on the date. This is your family after all, which means that you can set up any new tradition as you see fit. If the timing doesn’t fit with your life’s schedule, then you can set up a new date to visit your children so that you can enjoy this new celebration.
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