We believe parents have more control than they think during this time of the year and if they follow the steps we have laid out, they stand a very good chance of keeping conflict to a minimum.
Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
California divorce attorneys, Farzad & Mazarei, know how difficult the holidays can be during a divorce. That is why they have published "Divorce and the Holidays - A Survival Guide for Parents."
"The purpose of the guide is to help parents prepare for the holidays and make good decisions," states family law attorney, B. Robert Farzad. "The holidays can be stressful when you are happily married. When you are going through a divorce and you have children, more planning and more preparation is needed to ensure that what is supposed to be the best time of the year does not become the worst."
The survival guide goes through 5 important factors to keep the peace and joy during the holiday season.
"We want to help parents navigate the holidays without crashing. Divorce can be easy or tough, depending on whether or not parents can get along, work together and co-parent. This guide however doesn't rely on the other spouse. We believe parents have more control than they think during this time of the year and if they follow the steps we have laid out, they stand a very good chance of keeping conflict to a minimum."
One factor Mr. Farzad discusses in the article is honesty about emotions, something with which he believes divorce lawyers need to be better in tune.
"Divorce can be emotional and we believe effective divorce lawyers not only recognize that but talk to their clients about those emotions so they can be kept in check. It's normal to be depressed, frustrated or even angry. What is not good is when parents let those emotions make the decisions for them. That is where bad decisions are sometimes made. We work hard with our clients to keep them focused on the facts, the law and keep emotions out of it as much as possible. It's okay to feel all of those things. It's not okay to let it control you or your life."
Farzad & Mazarei hopes their 5-step survival guide will help parents do exactly that and keep the holidays as they should be - the best time of the year.
About the firm: Farzad & Mazarei is an Orange County divorce and family law firm. They are located in Santa Ana, California. Their law practice includes the representation of fathers and mothers in all aspects of divorce and family law.