Contact arrangements for children over the Christmas period are always a very emotive subject.
With separated families, we advise that any contact arrangements are discussed and preferably agreed as early as possible. Communication is key.
Given the choice, each parent would of course want to spend every Christmas Day with their child/children. It is however inevitable that an element of compromise is needed within separated families to ensure that everyone, especially the children, are able to enjoy the festivities.
There are a number of options available which will ensure that the children of the family get to spend an equal amount of quality time with each parent. Each family has to find what works best for them and their child/children.
Ultimately, if you and your ex-partner are not able to reconcile your differences, you may need to enlist the assistance of a mediator, a solicitor or as a last resort, the Court. These processes can take time.
If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot reach an agreement with your ex-partner about Christmas contact, do not hesitate to contact Mrs Nia Thomas on 01267 237441 for a free 30 minute consultation. Nia is our experienced family law solicitor who is also a member of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.