Why choose a Resolution family lawyer?

What is Resolution?

The impact of family breakdown can be devastating for all those involved. Sadly, the adversarial nature of the divorce process often increases the levels of hostility and stress for separating families. As a result, in 1982 a group of family lawyers who believed that a non-confrontational approach to divorce and separation would produce better outcomes for separating families and children, established Resolution.

What is a Resolution family lawyer?

Family lawyers who are members of Resolution are committed to working constructively with families to resolve the issues arising from divorce and separation, with as little conflict as possible. All pledge to honour the Resolution Code of Practice to promote a constructive approach to family breakdown.

Today, the organisation includes a wider range of family professionals including barristers, family mediators and financial advisors, and also campaigns for improvements to the family justice system.

What are the benefits of choosing a Resolution family lawyer?

Instructing a Resolution family lawyer offers many benefits. First and foremost, you can be assured that your lawyer is committed to resolving issues and achieving the best results for you and your family without unnecessary conflict. This does not mean they will encourage you to accept an unfair settlement, it simply means they will negotiate on your behalf in a spirit of reducing hostility.

This is achieved by treating all those involved with respect, explaining all the options, and giving you the confidence to decide what is the best way for you and your family to move forward. They will work with other professionals such as family therapists and pensions experts to support you through the process.

This non-confrontational approach is key in helping your family to come to terms with divorce and separation and building a new platform on which you can move forward into a more positive future.

What approaches do Resolution family lawyers use to reduce hostility?

Aside from taking a generally non-confrontation approach, Resolution family lawyers can use several specific approaches to resolve the issues arising from family breakdown, without the need for going to court. Trying to sort problems out in court is expensive, subject to lengthy delays and stressful, as you are giving up control of all outcomes to a judge, whose ruling is legally binding.

The most popular approaches include mediation which involves a qualified impartial mediator supporting you and your ex-partner to find solutions to issues arising from family breakdown; collaborative law which involves both parties sitting down together with their respective lawyers to find solutions without going to court and arbitration whereby the parties appoint an arbitrator (usually an experienced family lawyer or retired judge), to hear and decide on their case, in the same way that a judge would do in the courtroom.

All these approaches are designed to reduce levels of conflict and help separating families reach agreements without the cost, time, money and added stress of taking their issues to court.

At Tisshaws all our family lawyers are members of Resolution. We also include three trained family mediators, three collaborative lawyers and have conducted arbitration meetings at our specially designed offices in Haywards Heath.

More about Resolution and its commitment to non-confrontational resolution can be found here https://resolution.org.uk/about-us/



If you are struggling with the impact of divorce and separation, we offer a no obligation initial consultation for a fixed fee of £100 (incl. VAT), for up to one hour. At this meeting, we can advise you on all the issues relating to your personal circumstances, allowing you to make informed decisions moving forward.

To book an appointment please call 01444 472700, email us at info@tisshawssolicitors.co.uk or complete the form below.

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