Christmas is fast approaching and can be a stressful time for most families – what to serve? BBQ or Roast Turkey? What will Santa bring? Whether you are an organiser or a last minute Christmas planner, one thing you should put into action now is arrangements for the children over Christmas.
It is not uncommon in the months and even days leading up to Christmas period we receive calls from clients where one parent has changed plans for Christmas at the last minute without consulting the other. Occasionally, one parent simply refuses to permit the other parent to see their children.
Where couples have only recently separated, they may not have turned their minds to when the children will spend time with the other parent at Christmas.
If you are unable to reach an agreement with your ex-partner, or the agreement in place is no longer working, time is ticking if you need the Court to intervene.
If you do not have arrangements in place for the children for the Christmas period, we suggest you contact our family law team without delay to help you negotiate arrangements or prepare an application to the Court.