Holiday Relationship Tips From a Mediator

Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer and has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law.

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Holiday Relationship tips

Hints to help the holidays during and after divorce and how to best get along with your family:

      • Plan ahead. We advise our clients to have the holiday plans locked in and committed as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute or going into the holidays without everyone knowing where they’ll be, who they will be with, and how they will celebrate really helps!

      • Keep the traditions. Instead of alternating year on / year off, we encourage families to make the holiday the same every year — at least while the kids are young — don’t make them choose or feel only one parent gets the holiday.
      • Get away from “things” and closer to memories. Some parents try to outspend each other on gifts. Time is the most precious gift. Bake the cookies. Watch the movie. Find the perfect place to drink hot chocolate and talk about all the precious gifts in your life together.
      • Remember it’s not about you. Too often parents are heartbroken that their children are only there for a bit, or don’t want to do what the parents have planned. Remember how structured their lives are all year long.  This is their holiday season too. Asking and caring about what the family wants may actually make your life much easier and stress-free.


Interview: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddi Ann Barry, Esq. is the Founder of Teddy Ann Barry, PSC., and has been an attorney for over twenty years. Other areas of law practiced are mediation and collaborative law. Teddy is based in the Cherry Creek office and practices family law exclusively.

Teddy is a former guardian ad litem and Respondent parents’ counsel, representing the best interests of children placed in the custody of the State and the parents accused of abuse and neglect of their children by the State.

As an alumna of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for both her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees, Teddy is proud to have been educated at Creighton University which is one of 28 Jesuit Catholic universities throughout the country, that teaches, among many wonderful values, service.  I have been serving others in family law since 2000.

Teddy has been a business owner for over 17 years and continues to build a firm with experienced and well-respected professionals who can offer the highest level of client care, advocacy, skilled negotiation, and litigation if and when absolutely necessary.


Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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