There is no one size fits all when it comes to parenting arrangements during the holiday season!
The lead up to Christmas is a stressful enough time without the added pressure of trying to negotiate and agree parenting arrangements for Christmas Day. There is no ‘one size fits all’ schedule when it comes to time spending and handover on Christmas Day, and it is important to consider what may be the most practical solution for you and the other parent, to ensure a smooth transition between households during the festive season.
Factors to consider when negotiating an arrangement include amongst others, your family traditions, who the children spent time with on Christmas morning the year prior, your respective location from the other parent, and whether protective measures (such as supervision) are required.
It is important to keep in mind that parenting arrangements for Christmas Day ordinarily alternate each year, so if you miss out on time spending Christmas morning this year, the children ought to spend time with you for Christmas Eve and morning next year.
If you are experiencing the stress of separation and are feeling overwhelmed about the thought of negotiating time spending over the holiday period, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 8227 1970 to speak to one of our solicitors.
Please note our office will be closed from 12noon on Thursday 23 December 2021 until 9:00am on Monday 10 January 2022.