Good Divorce Week 2016

November 26, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Family law organisation Resolution recently updated its Code of Practice to reflect its aims to shape the family justice system for the better. To raise awareness of these changes, Resolution are running the Good Divorce Week campaign from 28th November to 2nd December – join us on Twitter and follow the hashtag #ABetterWay to see how we can work together to move away from towards a system of divorce without blame.

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On Wednesday 30th of November, 150 members of Resolution will be holding a Lobby Day in Parliament to campaign for no-fault divorce and improved rights for cohabiting couples. According to research conducted by the family law organisation, approximately a third of all separating couples apply to court on false grounds in an attempt to circumvent the blame-based approach to separation. When a relationship comes to an end, the last thing a couple needs is further animosity as they negotiate the separation process, and the requirement of assigning blame often compounds an already difficult situation. Altering the process to allow the dissolution of a marriage or civil partnership without the stigma of blame would undoubtedly be a positive step forward in the UK’s family law system.

Resolution’s manifesto sets out the changes they wish to see to make the justice system ‘fit for modern British families’, including:

  • Supporting couples through relationship breakdown
  • Putting children first, helping separating and separated couples to work together in the child’s best interests
  • Providing fair and lasting outcomes on relationship breakdown
  • Protecting all those at risk of harm and sufferers of domestic abuse

As a Resolution member, Frances Lindsay & Co is committed to upholding these values and taking the weight off the shoulders of separating couples so that they can find a positive solution. Minimising the stress and disruption of divorce – particularly for couples with children – is a central part of our ethos, and we offer a range of alternative, out-of-court methods of dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative family law.

To speak to us about separation, please visit, email or call 01628 634667. Our friendly, down-to-earth team of family solicitors are here to take the weight off your shoulders and find the right solution for your unique situation.

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