Jones Myers campaign to reduce conflict in divorce gathers momentum
Jones Myers role in a nationwide campaign to reduce conflict in divorce and relationship breakdown has resulted in a virtual meeting with our founder Peter Jones and Andrew Jones MP.
The session took place during this year’s ‘Good Divorce Week’ which put the spotlight on promoting a non-confrontational approach to divorce – and minimising the damage it can cause to children.
The ongoing campaign is spearheaded by Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and fellow professionals. Resolution members like Jones Myers follow a Code of Practice and champion a ‘good’ divorce which is in the best interests of children, parents and wider families.
Peter Jones, a former national chair of Resolution, said: “Managing separation and divorce is extremely difficult for everyone involved. Emotions are high and, even if two people both agree to separate, the changes can be so stressful that conflict and confrontation can seem inevitable.
“I explained to Andrew how this doesn’t need to be the case and how Resolution’s Code of Practice helps to ensure that the painful separation process along with sorting out finances and arrangements for children can be achieved in a way that minimises conflict and promotes amicable agreements.”
Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, agreed that resolving relationship breakdown issues in a constructive manner is vital for the future well-being of children and families.
He said: “After speaking with Peter I am keen to learn more about Resolution and how its Code of Practice can play a key role in supporting my constituents who are undergoing divorce and separation with empathetic and objective advice.”
Added Peter: “There is no silver bullet approach to divorce as every family and relationship is different. However, professional advice delivered early can help couples to understand their options and decide which approach would be most suitable.
“Family justice professionals who are members of Resolution can explain all the options open to separating couples. They include alternatives to court, where appropriate, such as mediation and arbitration which can be less costly and dealt with more swiftly.
“We thank Andrew for making the time to hear about Resolution’s Code which gives separating couples the confidence and knowledge to make the best decisions for them and their family. It also helps pave the way for a future which puts children’s well-being and happiness first.”