Thanksgiving is upon us and the calendar is filling up for the end of the year. Most divorced parents are calendaring experts especially at the holidays, they live by the calendar and their days with the children. For some newly divorced or separated parents the first holiday alone can be stressful as it brings a new set of challenges. Creating a new holiday tradition for your family may be just the thing to smooth over a new holiday schedule. See the article below for more ideas on creating a new Thanksgiving tradition. During your divorce you will create a parenting plan, or a schedule of where your children will be until they turn 18 years old. Parenting plans are created to help families transition from being together to being separate. It is important to remember that if you have a parenting plan that its a guideline, you are free to change it if the other parent is in agreement. Remember to keep an open mind when you former spouse is asking for flexibility surrounding a holiday in the parenting plan, because you may need the same courtesy next year. If you have questions about how to create a functional parenting plan please contact Family Law Attorney Jennifer T. Dane at 407-260-0500 for help today.