As members of Resolution, our Family Law Solicitors do all we can to help couples reach an amicable end to their marriage when going through a divorce. The concept of a “good divorce” is enforced by Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution aims to raise awareness of the importance of focusing on children in the divorce or separation process. After conducting some research, they concluded that “two-thirds of separated parents say they lacked advice about putting children first during separation.”(via resolution.co.uk)
The Parenting After Parting Committee at Resolution has produced a Parenting Through Separation Guide, which provides information about how to make sure you put your children first in the process of separation or divorce. Resolution highlights the notion of mediation and guides couples into finding the perfect solicitor to advise them on their separation and divorce cases. Resolution is a member of the Family Mediation Council (FMC), which sets standards for family mediation which means Resolution mediators meet the highest professional standards.
In 2020, while the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was making its way through Parliament, Resolution had a campaign going, which was pushing for no-fault divorce. In a survey that they gave to their members, 90% of the participants agreed that no-fault divorce should be available to separating couples. In May 2018, Resolution campaigners went to Parliament to call for a change in the law. The visit took place on the same day that the Supreme Court heard the landmark Owens v Owens case, which paved the way for reform. The campaign proved to be a great success and resulted in the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act being introduced into UK legislation on 6th April 2022. This will allow couples to divorce without the need to demonstrate a ground for divorce.
What is a No-Fault Divorce?
No-fault divorce is a divorce where the break-down of a marriage does not require the showing of wrongdoing from either party. This allows a family court to grant a divorce in response to a petition by either party of the marriage without requiring evidence that the defendant has committed a breach of contract.
What does the process of mediation involve?
When a couple goes through the process of mediation, they can discuss their arrangements on issues like childcare and finances. When a couple is going through the process of a divorce, the mediation process is compulsory. The only exception to this rule is when the relationship has some exceptionally dire circumstances, e.g., domestic abuse or any other abuse inflicted on the family. Mediation is held in a safe space that is controlled by a mediator. It offers the space for a discussion between the couple to highlight the issues that require resolution. Joint sessions will only occur if the couple has agreed to it and the mediator deems it appropriate.
How to have an amicable divorce
Our Family Law Solicitors do all we can to ensure that any family conflict is resolved as quickly as possible or the case is finalised as amicably as possible. Find out more on how we can help you have an amicable Divorce here.
You can also have a look at our previous post on Good Divorce Week 2021 here. This blog post highlights the ways in which our solicitors can help your case result in the best possible way, as we always ensure that we place the interests of the children involved in the relationship at the forefront of our priorities.
Larcomes Family Law Solicitors
If you are struggling to remain cordial with your partner or you have any questions regarding divorce, our team of dedicated and understanding solicitors are here to help you. At Larcomes, we have experience in all areas of family law, and our family law solicitors can advise you on all divorce and separation matters, including:
- The Divorce Process
- Financial Matters
- Child Matters
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