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single parenting at Christmas

Making Arrangements for the Children at Christmas

Christmas is coming, we can help take the stress out of last minute arrangements for the children.

The countdown to Christmas will soon be on with many of us starting to plan what can seem like a logistical nightmare of arrangements for the children.

There is even more than usual to think about in December when it comes to Christmas plays, visits to Santa and when the children will stay with or see each of their parents.

At Watson Thomas, we can help take the stress out of making arrangements for the children over the festive period and would suggest that this is done in advance to ensure that both parents and the children can relax and enjoy the festivities.

Christmas can be a challenging time for separated parents 

We offer a free callback during which we can discuss the arrangements to be put in place for the children during the school holidays and / or over the key Christmas dates.

We will look at any proposals that you and the child’s other parent have made and suggest solutions as to how the children’s time can be spent between you both. There is no time limit on our initial consultation, unlike the service provided by many other firms and we will therefore have plenty of time to discuss any concerns that you have.

We will advise you as to the methods in which communication can take place with the child’s other parent in the hope that a voluntary agreement can be reached between you.

For example, we can consider attendance at mediation or negotiation within solicitors’ correspondence. We can also advise you as to the process in applying for a Child Arrangements Order if an agreement cannot be reached on a voluntary basis.

All of our legal advisors have a wealth of experience in dealing with children matters, many of us are parents ourselves and we truly understand the logistics and emotional impact of child arrangements at Christmas, or in fact any time of the year.

We will therefore be able to fully support and advise you, at what is potentially a difficult time of the year.

Watson Thomas Solicitors have offices in Fleet, Guildford, LondonBracknell, Camberley, Farnborough and Woking.

If this is a situation that you are finding yourself in, please contact us to arrange a free callback and a member of our team will be in touch to advise on how to proceed.

Our staff can work from home and access all systems so even if all are required to self-isolate this will not affect the day-to-day running of your case. We can also hold appointments via telephone and video conferencing, as needs be, to ensure that your service is not interrupted.