Survey Highlights That 81% of Divorcees Believe That Children Are The Main Casualties of Marriage Breakdown
Resolution, the family law association, has conducted a survey that has been published as part of its ‘Family Dispute Resolution Week’
81% of respondents believe that children are the main casualties of divorce.
Being committed to removing the conflict from divorce, Resolution also report that 45% of respondents believe that most divorces involve a visit to court.
Jo Edwards from Resolution said:
“These findings highlight how people have good intentions to prioritise the well-being of children and to avoid conflict during separation, but this can often be derailed by a lack of knowledge of non-court based options and an exposure to the adversarial nature of courts. Something is going very wrong, and often the result is emotionally and financially drained parents and deeply distressed children. However, there is another way. We’ve launched this guide because we want separating couples to know about non-confrontational alternatives to court. These methods can help prevent separation and divorce from being needlessly adversarial, and often can benefit the whole family through fairer settlements and by prioritising the interests of children.”
If you would like to speak to our expert resolution trained family law solicitors please call Lund Bennett on 0845 548 1007.