A Guide to Halloween for Divorced Couples

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time for divorced couples to plan how you’ll ensure your little ones can enjoy this spooky fun holiday. It might seem impossible to overcome this when you just concluded your divorce. Despite the fact that this situation is new, you shouldn’t be alarmed by it. Creating an effective game plan for Halloween can be accomplished in many ways. Your former spouse and you can find a spooky way to help your children on Halloween, regardless of whether you share the day or alternate years.

If you are planning an event for Halloween this year, here are some tips divorced couples should keep in mind.

1) Be Prepared For Halloween

Don’t let the holiday season overwhelm you by not addressing issues before they arise.  The most important thing is not to wait until October 29th before you ask the other parent for a date for Halloween.  For divorced couples to ensure that their children are adequately prepared for the upcoming holiday, you must plan ahead so that you can manage their expectations in advance. Having them prepared for Halloween in advance will decrease the chances of them having a breakdown on the night of Halloween.


2) Trick-or-Treat Together

Having fun trick or treating with your family can be a wonderful experience for children as well as divorced couples. Irrespective of whether or not you and the other parent can agree on Halloween, be nice to each other!  Nothing can ruin your child’s Halloween like watching their parents fight.  Do not use Halloween as a time to point out what a bad parent their other parent is. Even if it isn’t long-term feasible, you can give your children some time to adjust to the new dynamic.


3) Experience New Traditions

Divorced couples often alternate which holidays they will spend with their kids every year, so if that’s the case for you, you might not see your kids this Halloween. You don’t have to wait until next Halloween to start new traditions with your children. While Halloween is only one day of the year, you can share many other events with them throughout the month.


4) Plan Your Parenting For Halloween

There are times when Halloween is incorporated into divorced couples parenting plans.  Ensure yours has a Halloween provision.  Please remember that unless the other parent agrees otherwise if there is a plan, you must follow it. The best thing you can do is to figure out a way to share some time with your child on Halloween.  There might be a possibility that mom can go to the celebration at school and dad can take the kids trick-or-treating.

In the course of co-parenting, there are always going to be challenges to overcome, but this Halloween can easily be one of the happiest events of your lifetime.


5) Plan Month-long Celebrations

Communication with your co-parent helps you understand how they plan to celebrate the holiday with your children. It will give you both a chance to make sure your children can participate in their favorite holidays this year.

Take advantage of the other festivities in your community throughout the month if you and your partner have decided to keep the children in one home this Halloween. Find movie marathons on cable and streaming services, Halloween DIY activity kits, and pumpkin patch visits could be some of the activities you can follow during the month.


Contact Hussain Law for a Free Divorce Consultation

At Hussain Law, we focus on helping our divorced couples navigate separation and divorce’s emotional and financial challenges. If you have a family law issue or want to prepare for divorce that you need assistance with, please contact Ayesha Hussain a divorce lawyer in Toronto at 647-428-3919.

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