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Insights // 03 December 2021

‘Good Divorce Week’ Promotes ‘Parenting Through Separation’ Guide

Partner Tasha Bevan-Stewart, in our Family Law team, touches on Resolution's new ‘Parenting Through Separation’ guide and 'Good Divorce Week'.

As we come to the end of ‘Good Divorce Week,’ we look at what can be achieved through helping clients to separate amicably through the use of out of court dispute resolution processes.

Family Law body Resolution, which promotes the use of less contentious methods in family disputes, has released new advice for parents who are separating or divorcing online, in the shape of its ‘Parenting Through Separation’ guide. Resolution encourages lawyers and the families they assist to put children first in the legal process of separation and divorce.

The guide was launched at the start of this this year’s ‘Good Divorce Week’, to help ensure that important information and helpful advice is freely accessible to all parents who need it. There is also a great video on the website, which discusses five ways to put children first during divorce and separation.

As family lawyers, we can offer clients many ways to resolve financial and child-related issues on relationship breakdown that don’t involve a courtroom. Keeping your dispute away from court can help to lower stress levels in the family and keep costs down.

Some of these methods are well-known, such as mediation, where you meet with your ex-partner alongside a trained facilitator to work things out between yourselves. Other avenues offer legal support alongside problem-solving – such as collaborative divorce. We can also advise on using arbitration or private settlement conferences, known as ‘FDRs’ (Financial Dispute Resolution), in financial cases. Finally, early neutral evaluation involves approaching an expert for an early analysis of your case.

Our specialist Family Law team is here to guide you through all aspects of separation and divorce, whether you have questions relating to the care of your children or financial arrangements. 

For further information or legal advice, please contact law@blandy.co.uk or call 0118 951 6800. 

This article is intended for the use of clients and other interested parties. The information contained in it is believed to be correct at the date of publication, but it is necessarily of a brief and general nature and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional advice.

Tasha Bevan-Stewart

Tasha Bevan-Stewart

Partner, Family Law

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