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Christmas contact – how many sleepless nights to go?




Christmas contact with your children- how many sleepless nights to go? Christmas is an exciting and happy time although for some families it can be a stressful time. Separated parents can disagree about which parent should have the children to stay over Christmas, particularly in the first Christmas after they separated. If there is no agreement the courts may need to intervene to make decisions including the arrangements for holiday contact. Cheshire family law specialist Stonehewer Moss can help to negotiate arrangements and seek an amicable solution at a time when the long arm of the law should be the last thing to keep your children awake at night.

Each case will be determined on the facts involved. The courts duty is to achieve an arrangement best for the child and will consider the “welfare checklist” to aid a decision about the child’s best interests. If the parents live close to each other, Christmas day may be shared with the child spending half the day with each parent. Another approach is to alternate the arrangements so the child might spend Christmas eve and Christmas day with one parent one year and with the other parent the following year. For very young children the importance of locus to the chimney Santa will effect entry and egress by may be key.

In the run up to Christmas the family court can be busy dealing with unhappy disputes about Christmas arrangements for children to see each parent. Try to agree the arrangements well in advance or seek a out of Court resolution. Christmas contact – how many sleepless nights to go? 12 business days before twelve nights of partridge, calling birds, gold rings etc


Call in to Stonehewer moss for help with child arrangements or other family law issues. Call 01606 872200 or e mail visit Sat nav post code Northwich solicitors CW8 4DP


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