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    When people get divorced, they often worry about how their split will affect their kids on major holidays like birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. They consider how hard it will be to find themselves in different circumstances than what they’re used to on these special days of the year. What surprises many newly divorced individuals is just how hard they’re hit by a seemingly innocuous holiday like the Fourth of July.

    The Absence of Tradition

    There is a consistency for many families when it comes to July Fourth. Independence Day is likely to involve fireworks, parades, cookouts, swimming pools, ice cream, and plenty of relaxation. Certain summer foods make their debut during this holiday or friends and family who you spend time with make their signature dishes. Maybe you and your family unit have always gone to the movies on this holiday or set up a backyard big screen for a neighborhood movie.

    These simple but wholesome and nurturing activities are traditions – and when you don’t have traditions anymore, their absence can sting. You’ll realize quickly that it’s not your kids who are struggling on the Fourth of July, especially if they’re with your ex and still carrying out the traditions all of you used to experience together. It’s you.

    Know Your Triggers

    Maybe you fought hard to get parenting time on certain big holidays every year. That was probably a win. Then along comes July Fourth and you’re alone while your kids are with your ex. Hearing the familiar beat of a marching band, the screams of kids in a swimming pool, or even seeing a toddler in someone’s front yard waving a tiny flag can be enough to trigger your heart strings and remind you of happier times when your family was whole. And it will make you miss your kids like crazy, no matter what age they are.

    These unwanted emotions aren’t a sign that you made the wrong decision about getting a divorce. What it does mean is that you weren’t prepared for this one-day summer holiday to smack you in the face and make you feel bad about yourself and your kids. You must face the experience so you can be ready for it at other times too – what about Halloween, Easter, New Year’s? Use Independence Day as a learning opportunity. If you’re not going to be with your kids on Halloween or New Year’s or Easter, prepare yourself now.

    Don’t Forget to Celebrate Your Freedom

    There is one way to help yourself make it through any day without your kids, especially a major holiday: Remember to be thankful for your freedom. You successfully initiated and closed your Michigan divorce. You got the parenting time and custody plan you wanted. And now you’re single and have an amazing life ahead of you full of new memory-making, adventures, and surprises, both with your children and on your own.

    If you’re ready to file for a Michigan divorce, contact Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb County, MI, to schedule a consultation.

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    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

    Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

    Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

    Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

    Effectiveness

    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

    Tenacity

    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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