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Resolution Manifesto for Family Law

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Resolution Manifesto for Family Law

Resolution, an organisation representing approximately 6,500 family lawyers and professionals who are committed to promoting the constructive resolution of family disputes, has recently launched its “Manifesto for Family Law”.

The family team solicitors here at Crane & Staples are all members of Resolution and actively support its aims and objectives.  We are committed to working together to ensure that family disputes are resolved effectively, quickly and as amicably as possible.

The Manifesto has asked for six key changes in the family justice system with a view to improve the lives of families going through divorce and separation.  It has been suggested that the current laws surrounding these two key aspects of family law are outdated and often do little to minimise stress, conflict and adverse impact on children that are caught in the cross-fire.

Resolution chair Jo Edwards has said:

Divorce can be one of the most traumatic life events a family can go through, and we all have a responsibility to ensure it’s dealt with in a way that minimises conflict, encourages amicable solutions where possible, and – most importantly – puts the needs of children first.”

Resolution has asked for six key changes -

1. Protect vulnerable people going through separation.

2. Introduce measures to keep divorce out of court.

3. Introduce a Parenting Charter to help parents understand their responsibilities when they separate.

4. Allow people to divorce without blame.

5. Help people understand how their divorce will affect their future finances.

6. Provide at least basic legal rights for couples who live together if they separate.

With the general election fast approaching it remains to be seen if politicians will seek to implement the recommended changes.

If you have any family law related concerns on which you would like to obtain a legal perspective then please contact us to discuss the options available.

Further information can be found on the Resolution website,

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