With only 10 weeks until Christmas, it is understandable that parents who cannot see their children may be dreading the festive season. When couples separate, child arrangements are ideally made that suit both parties and the children and there is no need for court intervention. However, in the case of an acrimonious split, parents can be left with child arrangements that favour one party.
Often when there is an acrimonious separation, the parents’ sole focus is what arrangements should be put in place for the child to spend time with either parent, leaving those who previously played a key role in the child’s life forgotten. With childcare proving costly and with the ever increasing demands of working to support your family, grandparents are increasingly relied upon to provide much needed childcare. In addition, there are now more multi-generational households than ever, with many children accustomed to seeing their grandparents on a daily basis.