In the past, the idea of getting a divorce has been stigmatised with arguments and conflict but not every divorce comes about as a result of conflict or blame. Sometimes the divorce is simply a mutual decision by both parties to separate. The Good Divorce Week campaign aims to highlight that there is a better way for families and their solicitors to deal with divorce.
Resolution explains, “Divorce is devastating. But it doesn’t have to be. There is a better way for you, your family and your children.”
Code of Practice
Resolution recently updated the Code of Practice followed by family law professionals for 30 years. The Code of Practice reassures those seeking a family lawyer that Resolution members, including Farleys family law solicitors, will be supportive, honest, objective, and of integrity while listening to clients and acting within the best interests of the family and their children.
Parliament Lobby Day
On Wednesday 30th November, members of Resolution including Farleys’ Nicola Rushton, will be making the trip down to Parliament to campaign for no fault divorce and improving the rights for cohabiting couples.
At the moment, unless a couple has been living apart for two years, in order to divorce, the blame of adultery or unreasonable behaviour must be placed on one of them. Of course, this is not always the case and establishing who should take the blame can lead to unnecessary conflict.
Cohabitation is the fast growing type of family in the UK but cohabitants currently have no legal protection if they separate. This is contrary to popular belief as 47% of 18-34 year olds think that cohabiting couples have the same legal rights as married couples.
It is hoped that the campaign, led by 150 members of Resolution, will lead to a change in divorce law.
Farleys Solicitors’ Family Law team are supporting Good Divorce Week so keep your eye on our blog and social media this week for more divorce news and advice. We also run a free family law drop-in clinic on Thursdays from 4-6pm from our Blackburn, Burnley and Accrington offices. To speak to an experienced family law solicitor please call 0333 331 4833, or complete our online enquiry form.