Good divorce – what does it mean?
Good Divorce Week is an annual initiative which aims to promote practical and constructive ways for divorcing couples, and supports parents to put the needs of their children first, which is a particularly important focus in the run-up to Christmas.
Organised by Resolution, a community of over 6,500 family justice professionals nationally who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way, Good Divorce Week 2020 focuses around the body’s Code of Practice.
The aim is to show the value of seeking advice at the earliest possible stage, and how consulting a law firm which is committed to seeking an amicable way forward can help achieve the best results for all parties.
The family team at Sintons – winner of the Family Team of the Year at the most recent Northern Law Awards – is committed to adopting a holistic approach from the outset to achieve the best outcome for their client and family, and will always consider options including mediation and collaborative practice if and when appropriate.
Louise Masters, a senior associate in Sintons’ family team and member of Resolution, says Sintons are proud to support Good Divorce Week.
“We agree fully with the aims of Good Divorce Week and the concept that divorce and separation need not necessarily be acrimonious,” she says.
“Our aim is always to find the most amicable way forward, as we believe that will achieve the best solution for everyone, particularly where children are involved. These situations are often highly emotional and distressing, and by turning to alternatives to litigation where possible, that can help to preserve relationships in the longer term.
“We will always look at every option available in such matters, and will do whatever we can to enable parents to put their children’s needs first.”
* The family team at Sintons will offer free initial 30-minute consultations during Good Divorce Week, November 30 to December 4, to maximise its support of the campaign. For more information, please contact Louise Masters on firstname.lastname@example.org