This case saw Family Matters help to make arrangements for shared care for a separated family where one parent lives in Wales and the other in England. John and Helen separated when their child was two years old and previous court proceedings had set out a timetable for the child to spend Thursday to Tuesday with its father, John, once a month. The child is due to start school in September 2018 and the court order needed to be changed to accommodate this. John and Helen agreed that they did not want to go to court and came to mediation. Our mediators were able to help them come to an arrangement for their child to spend one weekend per month with John, in his home, and on another weekend per month, John would spend time local to where the child lived. They will also share time during all half terms and other holidays between both parents equally.