Yes, your legal parenting plan ends when the children turn 18, but Thanksgivings and Christmases will still come and go. Grandchildren will be born. There will be graduations from college and trade schools, promotions to celebrate, and the comedies and tragedies of life to share. Your family might have divorced, and people might have gone their separate ways, but family never ends. Ties of affection, new and old - even old affections that fell apart - all leave their lasting marks as part of your lives. As long as any human being lives on with those pieces of time together and emotions shared is alive, family history - all of it - lives on.
This holiday season, look at each other with compassion. Try to look out at the world through the understandings, even out through the misunderstandings, that some person had at whom you are tempted to be angry or frustrated. Contemplate how maybe he or she could be frustrated with and by you, and how maybe the other person is a little bit right. Broaden your perspective. Broaden your heart and accept our sincere hope that you never need family law services again in your life.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mason Law.