JNP Legal’s Family Department are all proud members of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution are running their annual awareness raising campaign, Good Divorce Week, from 26 until 30 November 2018.
This will focus on how separating or divorcing parents can limit the impact of conflict on their children.
Resolution will be hosting a Parliamentary briefing session on 28 November to raise awareness amongst MP’s of how removing fault from the process would decrease the conflict associated with divorce.
The current law says, unless you have been separated for 2 years with consent, or 5 years without, you have to divorce on the grounds of adultery or behaviour. In 2016, the majority (60%) of divorces in England and Wales were granted on adultery and behaviour.
Divorce is always difficult, but having to show fault can increase the conflict between the couple and make it more difficult to sort out child and financial arrangements. Blame creates conflict and makes reached a mutually acceptable agreement about children or financial matters more difficult.
71% of the population agrees that no fault divorce is urgently needed to protect the long-term interests of children.
Urgent reform is needed to remove blame from the process to reduce the negative impact of conflict on children. We fully support Resolution in their campaign for no-fault divorce which we believe would ease tension for all involved.
Until reform is achieved we are committed to reducing conflict, promoting a non-confrontational approach and putting the best interests of children first.
As Resolution members, we have signed up to a Code of Practice promoting a constructive approach to family issues.
If your marriage or civil partnership is breaking down, and you need to explore options for separating contact us to arrange an appointment. We are holding a coffee and cake morning on Monday 26 November between 9:00am and 12:00pm at our offices in Merthyr Tydfil to support Good Divorce Week; please feel free to drop in for a chat and some further information.