29 November to 3 December marks Good Divorce Week, and this year it’s an opportunity to discuss a child-focused approach to separation and divorce.

Parents separating can be one of the most difficult experiences that a child goes through, and it is vital therefore to keep children at the forefront of the separation process.

Resolution have prepared a Parenting Through Separation Guide which contains free information and guidance for parents throughout the separation process and beyond. The guide covers topics such as co-parenting, how important it is to listen to the voice of the child(ren), and advice about common disputes that arise among separating parents.

The guide covers how important communication is with an ex-partner, and how important it is to keep communication child-focused and as neutral as possible, especially when in the presence of a child. Working together in a constructive way to ensure the best outcome for a child can make a difficult process as efficient and painless as possible for all involved.

The guide may not contain all of the answers to questions that separating parents and children may have, but it is a good stepping off point.

Lupton Fawcett offer mediation and collaborative law services, with the aim of helping separated couples work together in a constructive way to achieve the best possible outcome for them and the child. Richard Buckley is an accredited family mediator and collaborative lawyer, and has plenty of experience to draw upon when  helping clients achieve a positive outcome for themselves and the children, whether through mediation or the collaborative law process. Mediation or the collaborative law process can often be helpful for couples to work through issues helping them avoid the need for going to Court; saving time, expense, and the stress associated with Court proceedings.

To find out more follow these links to mediation services & collaborative law services.

Christopher Burns, Andrew Smith, and Richard Buckley are members of Resolution, a group of family justice professionals from around the country who work with families to resolve issues in a constructive way.

If you would like to hear more about our family law, mediation, and collaborative law offerings, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please note this information is provided by way of example and may not be complete and is certainly not intended to constitute legal advice. You should take bespoke advice for your circumstances.

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