2 Dec 2021

Each year, the family justice organisation Resolution promotes Good Divorce Week, and the wider objective of limiting conflict on separation and divorce. 

This year’s Good Divorce Week (29 November – 3 December) focuses on putting children first, and on 1st December, Resolution is briefing MPs on the resources available for separating families.

All the family lawyers at Taylor Vinters are Resolution members and we are committed to encouraging a constructive approach on divorce and ensuring that children’s best interests are always to the fore.

Separating parents who are navigating their way through a difficult process and possibly struggling with their own feelings may find it difficult to broach the topic of divorce with their children and shield their children from potential conflict and uncertainty.  Recent research commissioned by Resolution suggests that the pandemic has exacerbated this.  One third of separated or divorced parents reported that they had found it harder to keep child arrangements in place since lockdowns began; and nearly three in ten said that their relationship with their ex-partner had deteriorated.  Around a quarter said their children had suffered depression due to family breakdown.

To help separating parents help their children and foster better co-parenting relationships, Resolution has produced a Parenting Through Separation Guide.  The guide – which is free and can be accessed here  – is full of practical tips to equip parents with the tools to help minimise the impact on their children of separation and divorce.  From the first steps to take following separation, to tips on effective co-parenting, and how and what to communicate to your children, the guide is an invaluable resource for parents who are embarking on, and already in the throes of, separation or divorce.

Our lawyers are delighted to support Resolution’s initiative in helping parents help children to adapt to separation and promote workable, respectful co-parenting relationships.  For more information or to speak to one of our specialist lawyers about separation or divorce, please contact Alexandra Gooden, Senior Counsel.