Q: My ex-partner and I are in the process of separating. While we made plans together early in the year, we want to go our separate ways during the holidays and take our kids with us. How do we resolve who gets the kids over the Christmas period? And how can I make sure that my ex-partner is respecting the safety restriction currently in place due to Covid-19?

While Christmas should be about being thankful for what you have, this year has seen the complication of Covid-19, as well as the stress of organising extended family under the possibility of another lockdown. Add to this the difficultly of going through a separation, and it can become overwhelming for ex-partners to organise who gets the kids.

In this NZ Herald article, I provide some tips on how to decide who spends Christmas with the children.