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How to manage family events after separation or divorce

The Christmas holidays are slowly but surely creeping up on us and it’s a time which can be a flash point for arguments between parents after a separation or divorce.

I often hear complaints from fathers that their ex won’t let them have any holiday time with the children or that the children are set to spend the Christmas period with mothers’ family to the exclusion of the fathers wider family.

Christmas is all about families and where there are two separate households then it is going to be difficult to share the special times of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, especially if both parents want the children to wake up at their home on Christmas morning.

Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to a non-confrontational approach to family matters, has come up with some top tips to help you through these difficult times after a separation or divorce.

Their tips for managing activities and events out of two homes can be found here:

http://www.resolution.org.uk/editorial.asp?page_id=1061#anchor3934

If you are having difficulty making contact arrangements for your children and want more advice then the Family team here at Chafes Hague Lambert offer free initial advice. To make an appointment simply call the office that is most suitable to you.

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