The usual method of divorcing leaves the children in a vacuum that echoes through their childhood and effects all their adult relationships...
The Good Divorce Week is laudable but shouldn’t it be ‘don’t make it worse’ every day for our separating and divorcing clients?
Resolution, an organisation for family law professionals, of which I am a committed and active member run a Good Divorce Week each year. You will see from my website that I try to offer the ‘good divorce’. I’d love it if we could run a ‘don’t make it worse’ every week and every day for my fellow professionals and potential clients. Do you think we could? I’m an optimist. Why shouldn’t we change the narrative, behaviour and outcomes for couples to be positive (or as positive as is possible)?
You may not know it but solicitors and other family law professionals are guided by 2 codes. Resolution's Code of Practice and The Law Society Family Law Protocol (which sadly is not available free online).
I applaud the work of Claire Molyneux with her Voluntary charter for solicitors helping parents to make post-separation and I hope it gains traction.
So, in theory at least, all should be well. But often that’s not what I see. I am not perfect, by any measure, but I do try to abide by the following:
Or hey my big idea would be to not write letters or emails at all. See 4 below.
It might be appropriate to use some of these, not just one. All efforts need to be exhausted before court action is taken.
So how about it? A better experience all around.
Ps – it’s a better experience for the lawyers too.