Good Divorce Week 2018

This week is Good Divorce Week 2018, a campaign run by Resolution, the association of family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign intended to promote a better way of getting divorced, minimising conflict between the parties and promoting the idea of settling disputes by agreement. This years’ campaign focuses on how separating or divorcing parents can limit the impact of conflict on their children, and also calls on the government to reform divorce law.

Resolution points out that its approach puts the best interests of children first, but says:

“However, although practitioners and parents are striving to limit the impact of conflict on children, the current fault-based divorce system has been shown to further exacerbate conflict. Two-thirds of our members have said that the current law makes it harder for separated parents to reach agreements.”

Family Law Cafe agrees. Family disputes should be resolved by agreement if at all possible. Minimising conflict makes agreement more likely, and most importantly reduces the chances of children being adversely affected when their parents separate. Doing away with the need to attribute blame for the breakdown of the marriage by introducing no-fault divorce removes an unnecessary cause of conflict.

If you want to find a lawyer who can help you try resolve a family dispute in a non-confrontational way Family Law Cafe can assist. To contact us, click the Contact link above and fill in the form, or call us on 020 3904 0506.

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Family Law Cafe offers a modern, agile and compassionate approach to family law, giving you a helping hand when you need it and guiding you through the complexities of this difficult and stressful area.

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