From 26 to 30 November 2018 Good Divorce Week, a national campaign led by Resolution, will focus on how separating and divorcing couples can put their children’s needs first and limit the impact of any conflict.

Resolution is an organisation of family justice professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

Good divorce week aims to provide practical help and highlight the ways that separating parents can put the needs of their children first as well as calling on the Government to remove blame from the divorce process.

The current law provides that unless a couple have been separated for two years with consent or five years without the only facts that can be relied upon to show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down are unreasonable behaviour or adultery.

The office of National Statistics shows that there are over 100,000 divorces in England and Wales each year and 79% of the public support measures that would remove blame from the divorce process.

Having to show fault can increase conflict and can make it harder for couples to sort out the child and financial arrangements. It is hoped that a no-fault divorce would encourage a more amicable relationship between the parties going forward. 

The Government is proposing to reform the legal requirements for divorce so that it is consistent with the approach taken in other areas of family law. The aim is to remove the need for blame and to provide parties with better support to enable them to focus on planning for their own futures and for their children’s.

As members of Resolution, the family team at Myerson want to help the separating parents we work with to put the best interest of their children first. If you require advice you can contact one of our family law solicitors on 0161 941 4000 or email us at lawyers@myerson.co.uk.