In our final daily blog for Good Divorce Week this week, and as part of our ‘5 steps to a good divorce’, Katie Machin highlights the importance of using a Resolution accredited member…


FRIDAY | Use A Resolution Accredited Member

As an independent body, Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.

Resolution was founded in 1982 by a group of family lawyers who believed that a non-confrontational approach to family law issues would produce better outcomes for separating families and their children. Over the decades, Resolution has maintained a commitment to a constructive way of working, enshrined in their Code of Practice, while growing to become a membership organisation for professionals that work with separating families.

Resolution’s professional members are committed to the code of practice which promotes a constructive approach to family issues, that considers the needs of the whole family.

Prospective clients often want confirmation that they have instructed someone who will ‘fight for them’. Your Resolution member advisor will be a specialist expert who will represent your interests robustly but who will conduct themselves in a manner which aims to diffuse a tense situation; inflammatory language will be avoided.

If you instruct a solicitor who enflames an already difficult situation by their own conduct, you will not experience a good divorce! The Family Court expects legal representatives to conduct themselves in accordance with the overriding objectives of that court and it endorses the Resolution approach to resolving family issues.

All our solicitors at Silk Family Law are professional members.

Click here to read one of Silk Family Law’s articles relating to how to approach a separation…