Resolution launches Good Divorce Week


Monday 28 November 2016 marks the start of “Good Divorce Week 2016”, a campaign by Resolution. 

Resolution is a community of family law professionals who subscribe to a Code of Practice to assist working with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.

The family team at Pinney Talfourd are all proud to be members of Resolution and subscribe to their Code of Practice which has recently been revised.

The ethos of the Code is to encourage families to deal with their issues without conflict or confrontation, to support and encourage them to put forward the best interests of their children first, to act with honesty, integrity and objectivity and to strive to resolve matters so far as it is possible to do so without the need to apply to Court.

A full copy of the Code of Practice can be seen here: 

As part of the campaign, Resolution will be attending Parliament to lobby for a change in the law to include ‘no fault’ divorce and improving the rights of cohabiting couples.

Michael Sheville, a solicitor and partner in the Firm’s family law department, said:

“The family team at Pinney Talfourd are delighted to support Resolution’s efforts to change the law in several key areas which can only assist divorcing or separating couples resolve their differences fairly and amicably. The law which determines how people can get divorced was written well over 40 years ago and is in desperate need of updating.

Cohabiting couples, who may have been living together for very many years, presently have very limited financial options open to them compared to their married counterparts and it is imperative that Parliament changes the law to address their financial needs, which, at the present time, the law simply does not allow the Family Court to take into account.”

The family team at Pinney Talfourd would be happy to see you to discuss any issues that you may have regarding your relationship or your children, and are pleased to offer a free initial appointment.

MORE INFORMATION If you would like more information please contact our Family Law Department on 01708 229444  (Upminster or Hornchurch), 01277 211755 (Brentwood office) or 01702 418433 (Leigh-on-Sea).  We offer a free initial 30 minute consultation for all new family law enquiries. You can book your free initial family consultation using our online booking form or by calling your local office. This 30 minute appointment will allow you to explain the situation with an expert lawyer and discuss the best steps to minimise delays. 
This article was written by Michael Sheville, a family lawyer based at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors’ Upminster office. The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. Specific legal advice should be taken on each individual matter. This article is based on the law as at November 2016.


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