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When your ex won’t leave you alone for the holidays- Orange County Divorce & Family Law

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Your ex (or soon to be ex) wife or husband is miserable this holiday season, and they want you to be miserable too! It’s a tale at least as old as the story of Santa Claus. But what can you do?

As a divorce attorney, I understand that the holiday season can be a difficult and emotional time for individuals going through a divorce. It’s not uncommon for one spouse to try and ruin the holidays for the other, and this can be especially frustrating if your ex won’t leave you alone. Here are a few things you can do if you feel like your ex is ruining the holidays and won’t give you space:

  • Set boundaries: It’s important to establish clear boundaries with your ex, and communicate these boundaries clearly and consistently. This may mean setting limits on communication or setting aside specific times for visits with your children.
  • Seek support: Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends, family, or a therapist for support during this difficult time. It’s important to have a supportive network to lean on.
  • Consider the TalkingParents App which can keep communication secure and accountable.
  • Involve your attorney: If you’re unable to effectively communicate with your ex or resolve conflicts on your own, consider routing communications through their office to help facilitate communication and resolve disputes.
  • Follow the custody agreement: If you have a custody agreement in place, make sure to follow it to the letter. This will help ensure that both you and your ex are able to spend time with your children during the holidays.
  • Seek legal guidance: If your ex is consistently violating your boundaries or causing problems for you and your children, it may be necessary to seek legal guidance. A divorce attorney can help you understand your options and protect your rights as a parent.

It’s important to remember that the holiday season is about spending time with loved ones and making memories, not about conflict and stress. Don’t let your ex ruin it for you and your children. Seek support and take action as needed to protect your well-being and the well-being of your children.

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