29th November 2021 saw the start of Good Divorce Week, an annual campaign organised by Resolution. The main initiative of this year’s campaign is to raise awareness about how parents can embrace a child-focused approach to divorce and separation.
The dynamics of a family have come under increased pressure since the outbreak of Covid-19 and as a result, some parents will have decided to separate from their partner. The children in these relationships can understandably often find the experience of seeing their parents separate a challenging one and it can have a negative impact on their lives.
This is why Resolution is raising awareness of this and have published their Parenting Through Separation Guide. The guide provides information, advice and support to assist parents in their parenting as they go through the process of separating from their partner and also going forwards.
For further details on Good Divorce Week and how you can get involved, visit Resolution’s website.
What is Resolution?
Resolution is a body of over 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals which promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. The organisation 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 promoting a non-confrontational approach to resolving separation and family problems which can lessen the emotional impact on children and the wider family.
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 along with details of our hourly rates and fixed fee services.