The holiday season is quickly approaching and many separated or divorced parents will be looking to finalize their 2015 holiday plans with their children. 

In order to do so, it is very important that parents begin discussing their respective holiday plans. 

Should parents be unable to agree, an application to the Court may be made. In order to bring an application to the Court the parent bringing the application must provide two weeks’ notice to the other parent. Additional time will also be required in order to prepare the application, as well as to provide a buffer against possible delays.

For these reasons, as lawyers, we find it very important for our clients to raise the issue of Christmas access early, at least a couple months or more in advance. 

If you need assistance with your holiday agreement drawn up, please feel free to contact me or anyone from the McDougall Gauley family law team.  

Kate Joa

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