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How to Celebrate and Get Through the Holidays After Divorce

The Harding Law Firm - Friday, December 26, 2014

For men and women who’ve recently divorced, the holidays can be especially challenging. Things have changed, and many of the ways your family celebrated the holidays are different now, perhaps leaving a sense of loss.

Whether you’ve gone through a divorce, are going through a divorce, or know someone planning to divorce, know that there are some key strategies for getting through this year and the years to come.

Making New Holiday Memories Is Okay

Don’t despair! You can make new holiday memories with your children, with friends or other family members, perhaps launching traditions you’ve always wanted to try.

Ever hear the idiom, “Closing one door opens another?” Just because things have changed in your marital status, doesn’t mean you can’t move forward and start anew. In fact, it might just help you get through without feeling that sense of loss.

7 Tips to Getting Through the Holidays Following Divorce:

  1. Plan to do something that is fun, relaxing, and as stress-free as possible with people you care about. If the holidays are too painful and the reminders are everywhere, consider a vacation getaway.
  2. Create new family traditions by celebrating early, or later, or on New Year’s Eve.
  3. Reassure kids that holiday celebrations will still happen. Enlist their help brainstorming what they’d like to add to family events.
  4. Make a schedule to feel less stressed. List everything you need done for the holidays and a target date to complete each task.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Get support from family and friends to help ward off feelings of isolation. If you find yourself dwelling on the past, get up and go out to meet a friend.
  6. Take care of yourself by getting the right amount of sleep, exercise, and eating healthfully, even though it is the holidays.
  7. Keep expectations in check. Holidays are never “perfect.” Especially in the first year after your divorce, try not to expect perfection.

If you or someone you know needs a divorce attorney, call us at Harding Law or email us . Our job is to make the process move along with as little stress as possible and with your best interests in mind.

On behalf of all of us at Harding Law, best wishes this holiday season.

Enjoy the Outdoors – Safely! Have Fun and Avoid Personal Injury

The Harding Law Firm - Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy outdoor sports like skiing, skating, snowboarding and sledding. Plus, travelling to outdoor activities in the winter means being safe on the road. 


There are inherent risks when it comes to elements like snow and ice, and it’s vital to. If you find yourself injured and think you may need to speak with an attorney, call us or email us . In the meantime, we have 7 safety tips for you and for you to share with family and friends. 


Here are 7 Outdoor Safety Tips for This Winter:

  1. Wear appropriate headgear as soon as you step onto the slopes or ice. 
  2. Make sure helmets and all your sports equipment fit properly and are in good condition.
  3. Dress for the outdoors. Wear layers so you can change what you’re wearing as you warm up. Don’t forget gloves or mittens.
  4. Follow all posted signs. Stay off ice that hasn’t been approved for skating or ski trails that aren’t open for use.
  5. If you’re a novice on the slopes, take beginner’s lessons. Snowboarding and skiing may look effortless, but you’ll need to know how to slow down and stop, at a minimum.
  6. Be aware of weather and road conditions. If the weather authority in your neck of the woods encourages staying off the road, it’s a good idea to follow that advice. 
  7. If you’ve been injured, do contact a personal injury attorney, like us here at Harding Law. 

We encourage everyone to get outside this winter and enjoy the season, but always be safe. Happy holidays from all of here at the Harding Law Firm