The magic of Christmas can be ruined for many children as they get caught up in a bitter tug of war between their estranged parents.
Imagine the stress they could face if they become the unwilling prize in a fight between the two people they love the most – their mum and dad.
Sadly, it’s still the case that some parents use their children as a way of getting back at their estranged partner, but if they stop to think, they should realise that all they are doing is causing upset and heartache all round. If they go too far they could damage their relationship with their children and even have their contact restricted by the courts.
It’s essential that parents put their differences aside and do what’s best for the children. That means talking, planning and showing goodwill to avoid potential conflict.
This is the opening few paragraphs of one of our Family Law Guides. The article goes on to advise couples on the legal position relating to contact disagreements, how they can reduce potential conflict and how to take court action if necessary.
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