Divorced dads should get Christmas custody arrangements sorted early, says lawyer

'If one parent doesn't see their child this Christmas, there is no reason why they shouldn't see them next year', says law firm

29% of divorced dads won't see their children this Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Divorced dads could face a Christmas nightmare unless they get custody arrangements sorted early, according to a leading family lawyer.

Twenty nine percent of divorced Dads in the UK will be spending this Christmas day without their children, according to research by law firm Slater and Gordon. They suggest this is because holiday custody does not get finalised, in order to speed up overall custody arrangements. 

Hannah Cornish from Slater and Gordon told Paul Ross: "Sometimes Christmas gets forgotten and that can lead to a number of parents not seeing their children at Christmas.

"We always advise our clients to sort out arrangements for special occasions early.

"There’s only so many ways you can carve up time, if a father or a mother doesn’t see their child for Christmas this year, there should be no reason why they don’t see them next year."

Listen to the full interview to find out more