Is there such a thing as a good divorce? Of course, no divorce is ever easy. However, lawyers who are members of Resolution follow a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.
Good Divorce Week
Resolution ran its Good Divorce Week 2016 in November. This annual awareness raising campaign was scheduled to run from 28 November to 2 December and saw the launch of its Code of Practice recently revised following its launch 30 years ago. This means:
A guide to financial claims within divorce proceedings
So, why has the Supreme Court made this decision? With marriage comes potentially life long financial obligations and there is no time limit for seeking orders for financial provision or property adjustment for the benefit of a spouse following divorce. Married couples should be warned, the Matrimonial Causes Act provides for Court Orders to be made for financial relief on the granting of a decree of divorce “or at any time thereafter”.
You and your lawyers sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to court. This prevents them from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. That means all of you are absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings.
But how do you choose which method of DR would suit your family law dispute? Here are a few myths unmasked: