Christmas can be difficult for separated parents. Our Christmas Arrangements for Separated Parents guide gives you our top tips for making the festive period as enjoyable and stress-free as possible for you and your children.

Spending time apart from your children during the festive period is tough, and it’s not always easy to agree on a plan that suits everyone. To make things a little easier, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 tips for separated parents this Christmas. If you or someone you know is in this position, we hope this guide will help.

Christmas arrangements for separated parents: Our top tips

Christmas is prime time for family fallouts, with rows over the simplest things such as ownership of the remote control, who’s prepping the sprouts and how many presents the kids can open before breakfast. For separated families, the festive period can bring with it more challenging issues, though.

The chances are you will both want to spend as much time with the children as possible, in particular, the build-up to Christmas with all the excitement that brings for the children, as well as Christmas Day itself. Reaching an agreement which suits everyone can be tricky and you’ll want to avoid the children picking up on any feelings of anger and hostility.

Whilst in an ideal world you’ll be able to reach an agreement with your ex, we understand only too well that’s not always possible.

If you require help amending an existing order or if you can’t agree and you feel the issues could be resolved through mediation, our expert team of family solicitors are here to help. You can contact us through our website or by calling us on 01590 686933.

From everyone here at Scott Bailey, we hope you and your children have a wonderful Christmas.