In family law we often refer to the two parties as “good people at their worst”. Divorce is one of the most emotional of court proceedings. It’s not just about money or property, it is about love gone awry (or gone away), and about the loss of your hopes and dreams for the future. One of the easiest ways to deal with this is to turn your spouse into a bad guy: to remember only the bad times you’ve had with your spouse and his or her family, to think only about the bad characteristics and habits – all of the aggravating and annoying things you’ve endured throughout your marriage.
I wrote earlier this week about how the holidays are a time of warmth, family and togetherness… but that warmth, family and togetherness is not always so easy to come by. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the winter break including Christmas and the New Year all seem to flow together and create high levels of stress. It is especially acute when you have children who split holidays between mom and dad. It is a busy time for Family lawyers.
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