Expert advice for your family this Christmas
Christmas is a time for families to be together. However, for separated parents it is not always that simple, this year more than ever.
Samantha Sanders is Head of Family Law at Ellis-Fermor & Negus and explains what families should consider this year:
“For separated parents it can be difficult enough to make suitable arrangements for children to spend time with their family over the festive period, and with the recent government announcement on households getting together this year it is especially challenging.
Most years, children will either spend Christmas Day with one parent and Boxing Day with the other, or alternatively they might spend the morning of Christmas Day with one parent and the afternoon with the other. If your child doesn’t have the chance to see both parents on Christmas Day, you could arrange a phone or video call with their other parent.
However, there are additional factors to consider this year which may have an impact on your family’s arrangements. At Ellis-Fermor & Negus, we understand that each family is different and it isn’t a case of ‘one size fits all’ when making arrangements.”
For tailored advice to suit your family’s circumstances this year, get in touch with our experienced family law team who can help explain what your options are.
A version of this article was recently published in the November 2020 edition of Derbyshire Life.Back to News