Preparing for Christmas – putting in place a Parent Plan
Christmas can be a difficult time after a separation, which is why National Family Mediation are urging separated parents to begin putting Parent Plans into place to avoid stress and confusion during the festive season.
Jane Robey, CEO of National Family Mediation, said: ‘For separated families, far from being a time of joy, Christmas can heap tension upon tension. Reminders that Christmas is fast approaching are all around us, but many separated families are dreading December, and with good reason.
Christmas places huge pressures on families, and it’s a time when separated couples often find settlements imposed by divorce courts don’t work.
As a result, the child is caught helplessly in the middle, leading to a thoroughly miserable Christmas.’
A Parenting Plan can be as basic or as intricate as you wish, but should always reflect what is best for the children involved. By planning in advance, you can ensure that their needs and wishes are put first and that the result is manageable and clear to everyone.
At Vines Legal, we understand the difficulties of separation and the impact it can have on family life. To further discuss separation with us, book a free consultation with us on 01246 555 610.
By Claire Clark on 29 Oct 2015, 11:50 AM