July 21, 2023

Child arrangements during school holidays

This post was written by: Laaibah Bhatti

Schools out!

Most schools have broken up for the long summer holiday & you might be planning to take your child away abroad, but what if the other parent with parental responsibility disagrees?

Unfortunately, school holidays can sometimes cause issues relating to child arrangements.

Have you got a Child arrangement order in place?

A child arrangement order provides a clear and legally binding schedule for when and with whom the child will spend time.

This clarity helps both parents and the child understand their roles and responsibilities and reduces confusion and potential conflicts. It helps ensure that both parents have access to their child as outlined in the order.

The arrangement order will also provide predictability and consistency, which are essential for a child’s emotional well-being.

Coming to an agreement amid separation can be a challenge, but it is important to remember that confrontation and disputes in front of the children can have a huge impact on them. This is why it’s so important to prioritise your children’s well-being above anything else. Remember that contact should be for the benefit of the child.

If you are struggling to agree on summer holidays and arrangements for the children in general, it may be wise to allow third party intervention.

A solicitor can help you formalise arrangements with a Child Arrangement Order to help everyone understand their rights and obligations.

Contact our specialist team of Solicitors today on 0173 486777 or email lacourt@astonbond.co.uk.