Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association, or SFLA) is something that all the family law team here at Bonallack and Bishop are proud to be members of. The organisation represents over 6,500 family lawyers in England and Wales. In addition to their purposeful campaigning, Resolution produce some very useful material for the legal profession on a number of aspects of family law.
We understand that no divorce is the same, but just recently a document produced by resolution really captured attention of our team here at Bonallack and Bishop – it was a list of questions to help determine the approach you should take when addressing the breakdown of your relationship. Overall, we found the list to very helpful to those contemplating separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution in starting to think about the wide range of issues they’re going to need to address.
Here are those questions – so if your relationship has broken down, why not go ahead and answer them for yourself. They may just reveal what it is you will need to consider should you move forward with a divorce and how to deal with the process as a whole. But be aware, that they may make uncomfortable reading for some of you.
1. Do you always prioritise what is best for your children?
2. Are you looking for the legal process to be as simple as possible?
3. Do you like to feel in control of the decisions made about your family’s future?
4. Do you wish to avoid a long and tempestuous legal battle?
5. Do you want to keep the costs of a divorce low and under your control?
6. Do you believe that your relationship is equal in terms of power and decision-making?
7. Are you worried that you may be overawed by a partner’s powerful personality?
8. Do you think you will need professional legal help in order to obtain a fair outcome?
9. Do the financial implications of a divorce and financial aspects of your relationship concern you?
10. Do you see divorce as a means to bring closure to your relationship?
11. Do you wish to play a part in the divorce process or would you prefer someone else to handle it on your behalf?
12. Are your personal and family finances in order, while also being clear enough for a third party to understand?
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