Divorce Law is changing...
Posted on 3rd November 2021 by Daniel Picave
Divorce, Dissolution & Separation Act 2020
Blame is being swept away from divorce in April of this year...
Aidan Jones OBE, Chief Executive at relationship support charity, Relate said:
"This much-needed change to the law is good news for divorcing couples and particularly for any children involved. The outdated fault-based divorce system led parting couples to apportion blame, often resulting in increased animosity and making it harder for ex-partners to develop positive relationships as co-parents.
As a large body of evidence shows, parental conflict is damaging to children’s wellbeing and chances in life, whether the parents are together or separated. It’s good that the government has listened and taken action on this, demonstrating commitment to reducing parental conflict.
While divorce isn’t a decision that people tend to take lightly, we do support the extension of the minimum timeframe which will allow more time to reflect, give things another go if appropriate, and access support such as relationship counselling or mediation."
There is often a misunderstanding around relationship counselling for estranged couples. People believe that if instructed or advised to go to relationship counselling, it is the system trying to force them to stay together.
At Daniel Picave, we DO explore the possibility of couples fixing their issues and staying together BUT...
We also recognise the end of a relationship and we work with the two estranged partners to 'consciously uncouple' and begin a new relationship as two individuals. This is absolutely crucial if children are involved as a co-parenting solution is the ONLY solution which is in the best interests of the children whenever possible.
There was a time when two people loved each other beyond the reaches of anyone else. We help them to preserve the foundation of that and use it as the basis for the next chapter. To follow a path of light and not hate.
Wherever you are in the journey of divorce - thinking about it, in the middle of it, at the end of it still with unresolved issues and loose ends... here at Daniel Picave we can work with you through our counselling service and/or through our family court service.
In the area of divorce and relationship problems, we are experienced, sensitive, and confidential.
If you would like to know more or book a free, first consultation, message us today. Have you visited our dedicated McKenzie Picave website yet?
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