Good Divorce Week


1 December 2016

By Farhad Islam

There can never be a good time to get divorced but this week marks Resolution's campaign to improve the process for dealing with divorce and relationship breakdowns. Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. They have introduced a new code of practice aimed at dealing with divorce in this way new Code and they are campaigning for no fault divorces to be introduced.

The lawyers in our family department are proud members of Resolution. This means that, as Resolution members, we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation, support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first and act with honesty, integrity and objectivity.

We know, from our many years of working as family law professionals, that clients reach the best outcomes when they are helped to understand and manage the potential long-term financial and emotional consequences of decisions. This is why we use our experience and knowledge to guide our clients through the options available to them.

As Resolution members, we have signed up to a Code of Practice that will demonstrate to clients the approach we will always take. The Code promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.

If you decide to work with us, this means:

  • Listening to you, being honest with you and treating you with respect.
  • Explaining all the options and giving you confidence to make the right decisions.
  • Helping you focus on what’s important in the long-term.
  • Helping you balance financial and emotional costs with what you want to achieve.
  • Working with others to find the right approach and the best solutions for you.
  • Managing stress in what can be an already stressful situation.

Because we're signed up to the Resolution Code, we work with a network of other like-minded professionals, including mediators, financial planners and family consultants, to make sure we're helping our clients find the right approach for them.

If you are going through a separation, or know someone who is we are here to help and can provide advice and assurance so that you and your family can move forward. We offer a free half hour consultation. Our lawyers Steven Payne can be contacted on 01245 228106 and at and Sally Ward on 01245 228118 and at

This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.