Our new family law consultant, Tanya Foster, dispels the myth that there is no such thing as a good divorce…
At LSL Family Law, we believe in resolving issues, not inflaming them. As Resolution-accredited family solicitors, Linda and I both believe it is possible to achieve a good divorce.
When clients contact us, they often feel overwhelmed – especially if the end of their marriage has come as something of a shock. It is common for one spouse to have grieved, let go and moved on, leaving the other to play catch-up. When emotions are so raw, there is potential for the situation to escalate, leading to animosity and entrenched positions.
How, then, is it possible to avoid conflict and emerge from divorce with a good working relationship, ready and able to move on to the next chapter in your lives?
Seeking advice at an early stage in your separation or relationship breakdown is the key. By contacting a Resolution-accredited professional, you can rest assured that they will pursue a non-confrontational approach to resolving your family issue. Resolution members follow a code of conduct which promotes constructive, long-term solutions and considers the needs of the whole family, especially those of children.
A good divorce will focus on the interests of any children involved, protecting them from tension and conflict. It is perfectly possible for a divorcing couple to remain amicable, establish an effective co-parenting routine and keep lines of communication open to minimise the impact of separation on their children.
By listening carefully to you and finding out about your unique situation, Resolution members will help you to understand your choices. Working with a range of approved professionals – family therapists, counsellors, mediators, psychologists, social workers and financial advisors – they will find the right way forward for you and your family.
Resolution members will answer your queries respectfully and compassionately – they understand how stressful separation can be. They will also provide honest, practical advice which, although it may not always be easy to hear, will enable you to balance financial and emotional costs with what you want to achieve.
Ultimately, it takes two to achieve a good divorce: by receiving excellent advice at an early stage in the process, you will be in the best possible position to make it a reality.
To support Resolution’s Good Divorce Week – 30th November to 4th December 2020 – I will be offering 30-minutes of free legal advice to those who need it.
If you are going through a separation and would like to find out more about the options open to you, please get in touch.