Have Yourself a Good Divorce Week!

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If you ask anybody that has been directly or indirectly involved in Divorce proceedings, usually the word ‘good’ is not a word that is used in a positive context – divorces are traditionally seen as a stressful, costly and emotionally draining process brought about by the sad demise of a once happy union.

Good Divorce Week is organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, of which our Family Law solicitors, Jackie Mensah & Sarah Pennicott are both members. Resolution members commit to a Code of Practice which promotes a constructive approach to family issues that considers the needs of the whole family and keeps the best interests of any children involved at the heart of proceedings. Our commitment to the Code means we believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and making arrangements for children can be done in a way that minimises conflict and promotes amicable agreements.

Good Divorce Week is a chance for people who usually have little to no access to professional advice to seek it out and make the best-informed decisions for them and their family. There is no magic wand when it comes to divorce as every family and relationship is different. However, professional advice delivered early can help people think through their options and decide which process or combination of processes would be most suitable.

For some time now, we have been running our popular Family Advice Clinics; a 15 minute appointment to discuss any Family Law issue you may have, or wish to seek advice on. As part of Good Divorce Week, we are extending these sessions to 30 minutes per session and we are reaffirming our commitment that these sessions are completely free of charge.

Booking your appointment could not be easier: navigate to our dedicated Family Advice Clinic page and from there, you can select the date and time that suits you! We will then be in touch with you about how we coordinate the sessions; either on the phone, or via one of the many video-conferencing applications available – we generally utilise Zoom for these calls.

We are envisaging a big uptake on this limited-time extension to our clinics, so we would advise acting early to avoid disappointment – there is no obligation after the call and the time may be hugely beneficial to you or your loved ones.

Disclaimer: Please note that this update is not intended to be exhaustive or be a substitute for legal advice. The application of the law in this area will often depend upon the specific facts and you are advised to seek specific advice on any given scenario.