Divorce for parents in Colorado during the holidays can mean added disruption to an already stressful time. On top of dealing with holiday shopping and plans for meals with extended family, divorced or divorcing parents also have to figure out the logistics of travel for children in shared custody situations. In addition, shared custody means children may not get to spend as much time with each parent as they would like, making it easy to fall victim to anxiety and depression.
Although it's clear that divorce can be more difficult during the holidays for most families, it pays to have a plan in place to deal with the stress. An attorney writing for U.S. News and World Report through WTOP suggests that parents take the time to sit down with children and lay out a schedule for the holidays ahead of time. When children understand in advance where they will be staying and for how long, it can help them to prepare emotionally for separation.