And remember… In discussions it is important to keep whatever feelings you have about each other separate, although in a difficult break up this is easier said than done.   And again, quoting Christina ‘if you meet fire with fire, it will be your child who gets burned.’

How we can help

Unsure where to start? Book a fixed fee first meeting with one of the team. Our family team can advise you on how best to approach these discussions on organising the holidays to avoid the situation escalating. Of course, we can also tell you where you stand legally but we will also help you avoid getting to the point where you must assert this in court if this is at all possible. This meeting is followed by a letter confirming our advice in writing.

If an agreement cannot be reached through all the communication methods we have available, or during mediation, it may be necessary to make an application to court for a child arrangements order.  This means that a family court can determine what arrangements are considered best for you and your children. Our team of specialist family lawyers can represent you in court and support you throughout the process.

About Carole Hack

Carole Hack is a family lawyer based in Crystal Palace. She has extensive experience with private children law matters including child arrangements, parental responsibility, and appointing a guardian. If you would like to book a fixed fee meeting with Carole, please call us on 020 8771 5254 or email Carole through her profile page.