As Christmas lights and decorations spring up in homes and shops, worries about where children will spend the festive season are in the minds of many separated parents. The time to open a discussion about those arrangements and reach a resolution is now.
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Many parents struggle with the idea that a court can tell them what the parenting arrangements for their child are and when they can see their child.
At Fullers Family Law, we understand that going through a divorce can be a confusing and emotionally distressing process. With our managed divorce service, our team will prepare all necessary divorce paperwork on your behalf, liaise with the court, and provide you with regular updates as to how your divorce is progressing.
Do you dread trying to sort out taking your children away on holiday because your former partner always says no? Has your ex-partner refused to agree to you taking your children on holiday, whether it is camping in the UK, a summer holiday abroad or a Christmas city break? Holiday disputes can spoil the joy of planning and booking a holiday with your children. Our family solicitors can help you sort out holiday disputes wherever you are planning to visit.
Family court hearings can be stressful whether the court hearing is to decide on the residence and contact arrangements for your child or a financial settlement. It can be tempting to ignore solicitor letters and court paperwork or to not attend a family court hearing.
When parents cannot agree on which parent a child should live with after separation or divorce, some parents assume their child can decide.
After a separation, it is easy to get into a cycle of negativity surrounding the other parent and historical events. Co-parenting does not need to be difficult and can be a pleasant experience when the past is put to one side. Whilst this is easier said than done, there are a few small steps that you may wish to slowly implement to help you along the way.
If you cannot agree on whether your children should live with you or the contact arrangements after your separation or divorce, then you or your ex-partner will need to apply to the court for a child arrangements order.