Don’t wait until school holiday are here before you think about your parenting arrangements and plans for the summer!
School holidays bring a change of routine, and living arrangements that work well in term-time can prove inadequate or problematic in the summer.
Karen Newman and I are family mediators, and we are often asked for help by separated parents who cannot agree between themselves what will work best for their children during the school vacation.
Rising stress levels
The time they will spend with each parent during this period can be tricky to agree and, as the end of the school term approaches, the stress levels rise.
It is not just about who will look after the children day-to-day. You may also need to consider special arrangements for one or other parent taking the children away for a summer break.
We can help you tailor a plan that fits your unique family circumstances, and our advice is to get in touch soon.
Ruth Hawkins, Partner