Don’t let Christmas be ruined for you and your kids. It is quite common for issues to arise in the lead up to Christmas. These can include:
- Your ex changing their mind about arrangements without consultation.
- The absence of Orders which set clear boundaries.
- A parent deciding that they will not encourage time with the other parent.
Disaster? Not always.
While it may be too late to expect the Court to hear anything other than the most urgent of applications, such as to restrain a party from moving outside a particular area, from taking a child out of the country or permitting a parent to travel on a pre-arranged holiday, there are still steps that can be taken to try to resolve last minute issues.
Sometimes a simple letter from a solicitor reminding a parent of their obligations, either pursuant to Orders or the Family Law Act, is enough to put things back on track, as are the serving of Court documents or a request for mediation to be undertaken. It is important to remember the best interests of children are of paramount importance and that issue will usually be served by parents remaining calm and ensuring children are not exposed to conflict.
If you or someone you know is facing a difficulty with organising time with their children over the upcoming Christmas period, please contact one of our specialist family lawyers.
Tiyce & Lawyers – we are here when you need us.