CHILDREN

DAY TO DAY CARE AND CONTACT - WHAT IS IT?

Many divorces involve parents with children, at their various ages and stages. 

Upon separation, parents will need to decide the “nuts and bolts” of who will have the children in their care, when and for how long. They need to put the particular needs of their children first, and balance this with adult considerations.

Issues such as term and summer holiday care arrangements, birthdays, special days and Christmas, Eid and Hanukkah can also be troublesome.

Changeovers for care arrangements, transportation, communication issues, and the role of "special others" in the lives of the children need to be treated with empathy and in the best interests of the children.