Preparing for Easter
School Holidays & Special Days!
Can you believe that Easter is only 2 weeks away? It is mind-blowing to think how quickly 2016 is going. With Easter only just around the corner it is time to make sure that you have plans in place and have prepared for Easter special days and school holidays sorted out.
Now most of you should have a parenting plan or court order in place which sets out, the times and dates that your children will be spending with each of you. If you don’t have one in place, go and get some independent legal advice. Ask your lawyers if it is appropriate for you to engage in mediation so that you can sit down and draw up, at the very least, a parenting plan as to what is going to take place for your children. In terms of preparing for Easter itself, it is really important that you are clear about what is in your orders or parenting plan and what your obligations are. If you are unsure, go back to your lawyer, sit down and make sure that you know what is expected of you.
Insofar as preparing for Easter itself is concerned, if your children are with you and they are not spending any time with the other parent; please use the common rules of courtesy and have them call the other parent and wish them a happy Easter. Or even offer for the other parent to call the children (this would be a much better option). At the end of the day, these special days really are days that our children get to celebrate and enjoy. The more they get to see and have both parents involved without understanding the conflict that is going on behind the scenes the more special these days will be for them.
Have a safe and happy Easter – if you need any help going through your orders or agreements we have some great lawyers listed on our directory so please touch base with one of them - I know that they will be more than happy to go through them with you.
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