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Divorce is often portrayed by the media as unpleasant, nasty and sour. However we believe that with the right advice, support and guidance, a ‘good divorce’, based on mutual cooperation, fairness and amicability, can be achieved.

Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign by Resolution which aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating couples to deal with matters in a way that minimises conflict.

We’ve put together our steps to follow to achieve a good divorce as part of the Resolution Good Divorce Week 2020:-

Move beyond blame

Last year, 49% of wives and 35% of husbands in heterosexual marriages cited unreasonable behavior as the reason for the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Unreasonable behavior was also cited by 63% of female same-sex divorces and 70% of male ones. Even if you cite another fact (adultery, separation or desertion), it’s important to see past appointing blame. We are looking forward to the introduction of the no fault divorce bill, which will see couples being able to petition for divorce jointly, without the need to appoint blame.

Get emotional support

It’s entirely normal for emotions to run high throughout the divorce process which is why It’s important to have a strong support network around you. Being able to deal with your emotions means you will be in a better position to make sensible financial decisions and be amicable with your former spouse.

Seek legal advice early

It’s important to know your options from the outset, including how the financial consequences of the marriage breakdown shall be dealt with and the arrangements for the children. Knowing your options means you can make informed decisions based on what’s best for your situation and circumstances.

To promote the benefits of seeking early legal advice, Resolution are encouraging lawyers, mediators and financial advisors across the country to offer a 30 minute free advice session. If you would like to book in for your 30 minute free telephone consultation with our family law team, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01484 821500 to book in. These appointments are available early morning through to late evenings all throughout the year. We’re #HereToHelp.