The best contact arrangements after a divorce will be regular and consistent, but also flexible. Your circumstances will probably change over time, and so will your children’s needs as they grow up and want to exercise more independence.
The best solution is to keep open an ongoing dialogue with your ex about your contact arrangements. This will make it easier to amend things as you need to and ensure your children’s interests are always paramount.
However, if you are struggling to reach agreement, we have a number of expert family mediators who will be able to help. Our solicitors will also be able to advise you on the best way forward if the other parent won’t discuss changes with you.
If all else fails you can make an application to the court to alter your contact arrangements. This should only ever be seen as a last resort because it is likely to be very unsettling for your children.