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Custody question - how does it work in school holidays?

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StarlightSparkle · 19/01/2019 21:29

Just wondering whether if your Ex has the DC say 2 nights a week, does that still apply in school holidays? Or would they be split differently, ie 50-50? If the term time arrangement applies to holiday time too, do people have to come to an agreement if one parent wants to take them on holiday, swapping days around, etc?

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xzcvbnm · 20/01/2019 00:07

It depends on what you both want and arrange.

If it went to a child arrangements hearing, I believe that typically both parents get half of school holidays if it's requested.

Tinkeytonkoldfruit · 20/01/2019 00:51

We have my DPs EOW & one night a week in term time and then split school holidays 50/50. Works out just under 1/3 of the year that they're with us. I think whatever works for you but I think it is beneficial to share the load of school holidays.

Tinkeytonkoldfruit · 20/01/2019 00:52

*my DP'S children

WetWipesGoInTheBin · 20/01/2019 15:57


Most people I know do half the longer holidays and alternate full weeks at half-term so the children can be taken on holiday/away to see extended family with each parent.

Others stick to the term time arrangement then have to agree over taking the children on holidays for a week or longer. The first arrangement is a lot easier on everyone for this reason as it avoids arguements, either parent being controlling and it is clearer for the children involved.

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