30th November 2020 sees the start of Good Divorce Week, which is an annual campaign organised by Resolution. The main initiative of this year’s campaign is to raise awareness of Resolution’s family justice professionals/members and the work that they do, whilst upholding the Resolution Code of Practice.
Additionally, through Good Divorce Week, Resolution want to highlight the true value of obtaining early legal advice and demonstrate why separating couples should contact one of their members.
What is Resolution?
Resolution is a body of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals which promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Resolution is committed to resolving family disputes constructively and seeks to provide solutions that limit the impact of relationship breakdown on the parties and particularly their children.
At Nelsons, our family lawyers are members of Resolution and are committed to the Resolution Code of Practice which promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving family problems.
The benefits of having a ‘good divorce’
The term ‘good divorce’ is an interesting phrase and in some ways it is contradictory. A natural precursor to a divorce is the fact that a relationship has broken down. This can increase tensions, especially when faced with embarking upon legal proceedings.
The idea of a good divorce is to try and reduce conflict between the parties and the impact it has on children and the wider family. The ultimate goal is for parties to come out the other side of the relationship breakdown amicably, with respect for each other, putting their children’s needs first and limiting the overall impact of the breakdown on their children and the family.
Our team, together with Resolution, support separating couples and promote the benefits of a good divorce, not only for the couple but also for the children and the wider family. When embroiled in divorce or financial remedy proceedings, couples can quickly lose sight of the importance of maintaining an amicable relationship with each other. This can make things difficult in the future, especially when working together as parents.
It is hoped that the #gooddivorce campaign will raise awareness generally and everyone can play a part in promoting the benefits of reducing conflict on separation, putting the best interest of all parties involved at the forefront.
How Nelsons can help
Layla Babadi is a specialist family law solicitor at Nelsons.
If you need advice on any divorce related matter or have any other family law related queries, please contact Layla and she will be happy to discuss your circumstances in more detail and give you more information about the services that our team can provide.