This week is Good Divorce Week, an annual campaign initiative by Resolution, a national organisation of family justice professionals who aim to work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution has over 6,500 professional members

The initiative’s purpose is to promote a practical and constructive approach to family problems and separation, which aims to limit the impact of relationship breakdown on the parties and particularly their children.

Machins family solicitors are committed to the Resolution Code of Practice which promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving family problems. This means we:

  • Reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation; for example, by not using inflammatory language.
  • Support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first.
  • Act with honesty, integrity and objectivity.
  • Help clients understand and manage the potential long-term financial and emotional consequences of decisions.
  • Listen to and treat everyone with respect and without judgment.
  • Use our experience and knowledge to guide clients through the options available to them.
  • Continually develop our knowledge and skills.
  • Use the Resolution Guides to Good Practice in our day-to-day work.

This year, the focus of Good Divorce Week is parenting through separation. ‘The Parenting Through Separation Guide’, written by family professionals, is available free to local families who are divorcing or separating and advises parents how to put their children first during a separation. It contains advice about how to co-parent with a former partner, background on the common disputes that arise between separating parents, and how to talk to children about the painful topic of divorce or separation.

Machins Solicitors offer free 30 minute consultations every Tuesday from 2-6pm as well as a discounted initial appointment. Call us today on 01442 872311 for helpful advice from our supportive family solicitors.

If you have questions on any aspect of family law or would like to request a copy of the ‘Parenting Through Separation Guide’ please get in touch with [email protected]

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