Two C’s Christmas and Covid-19

2020 has been a year like no other.

As family lawyers, our advice in relation to the arrangements for children, is that it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas. It is important that everyone knows, early on, who is going to be where and when as this will help to ensure a smooth running Christmas which is more enjoyable for everyone.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has made if difficult for any plans to be made this year, particularly for Christmas.

The government has now announced that three-households can meet between 23 and 27 December, which is good news. However, it is likely to have caused an additional headache for separated parents who want to ensure that the children get to spend time with their extended family on both sides. Added to the fact that the current Tier system is not being reviewed until 16 December adds further difficulty. Not to mention that there could be different interpretations of the rules that can cause further complications.

However, something that has remained consistent throughout the current pandemic is that the children of separated can move between their respective parent’s households. This is to ensure that the children can still enjoy their relationship with both parents and this is all a positive for the children.

It is important that parents remember that the focus should remain on the children and that most often, children just want happy parents.

Merry Christmas
from Greens Solicitors – Birmingham Solicitors