Films like ‘War of the Roses’ (and I am probably showing my age referencing that film) portray divorce as an acrimonious war zone.  While that might be great for comedic potential it is certainly not the best way to deal with separation and divorce.  It was with this in mind that a group of like-minded lawyers in the 1980’s formed the Solicitors Family Law Association, now known as Resolution.  Their goal was to promote a more positive approach to dealing with these situations.

Resolution has grown over the years and now has around 6,500 members.  Those members sign up to a Code of Practice, the main aim of which is to reduce the potential for conflict and encourage constructive, as well as cost effective, discussions and negotiations.

Divorce and separation is often an emotionally charged time and the Code ensures matters are dealt with in a non-inflammatory way, with court action seen as a last resort.  Above all, parents are encouraged to put the best interests of their children at the forefront of any decision making.

Resolution and its members are also continuously campaigning for improvements to family law and the family justice system, often taking these campaigns to parliament.

I am proud to have been a member of Resolution for many years now, to have promoted their Code in my day to day work and to have been recognised for that last year through being the recipient of Resolution’s John Cornwell award.

All of the solicitors at Farleys are members of Resolution and will guide you through a potentially difficult time.  If you need help and this sounds like a better way for you then speak to one of our specialist team who can advise you on mediation, collaborative law and other non conflict solutions. Call us today on 0845 287 0939 or contact us through our online contact form.

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