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Insights // 30 November 2020

Resolution’s ‘Good Divorce Week’ - 30 November – 4 December 2020

Tasha Bevan-Stewart and Louise Low, in our Leading Family Law team, highlight Resolution's ‘Good Divorce Week’. 

Family Law membership body Resolution is promoting ‘Good Divorce Week’ between 30 November – 4 December 2020, to highlight the value of obtaining early legal advice when dealing with a Family Law problem.

Resolution is the family lawyers’ organisation for England and Wales. It encourages members to practise family law in a constructive and non-confrontational way, according to its Code of Practice. Resolution aims to encourage solicitors to:

  • support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first
  • reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation; for example, by avoiding use of inflammatory language
  • help clients understand and manage long-term financial and emotional consequences of decisions

Our Family Law team members are committed to these principles and adopt a constructive approach to resolving family law issues on behalf of our clients.

The Law Society conducted research with Ipsos-MORI which shows a clear link between obtaining early legal advice and resolving problems sooner. The findings showed that:

  • on average, one in four people who receive early professional legal advice had resolved their problem within three to four months. For those who did not receive early legal advice, it was not until nine months after the issue had first occurred that one in four had resolved their issue.
  • at any stage, people who did not receive early advice were 20% less likely than average to have their issue resolved.

Despite some individuals worrying that the opposite may be true, the research found that seeking early legal advice is shown to be more conducive to reaching amicable solutions. 

Our Family Law team is on-hand to advise and to help with your financial or child-related queries arising from separation or divorce. We offer a range of out of court options, including mediation and collaborative law, as well as round table meetings. These methods help us to deal with Family Law cases as constructively as possible. 

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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Louise Low

Louise Low

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