The cost of divorce: how does it affect your children?
24th November 2014
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There's been lots of activity in the media recently about the effect divorce and separation has on children. A campaign has recently launched to support the needs of children during this traumatic time.

 


 

 

There's been lots of activity in the media recently about the effect divorce and separation has on children. Some report that divorce has a significant and negative effect on children, leading to poorer examination results and a greater likelihood of drug/alcohol misuse.

TWM Solicitors have always supported the needs of children when parents separate or divorce, particularly by promoting a mediated settlement rather than going through the cost, time and trauma of court. Today marks the beginning of Family Dispute Resolution Week, a campaign which fully supports this thinking.

Below is a blog written by TWM Solicitor's Head of Family, Sarah Cornes, discussing the current campaign.
 

Sarah Cornes writes:

"An article in The Times today (24 November 2014) suggests that divorce has a significant and negative effect on children, leading to poorer examination results and a greater likelihood of drug/alcohol misuse. In other words divorce can drastically affect children’s life chances. Each year around 100,000 under 16s experience divorce. Other effects include stress and eating disorders.

The findings of a Report by Resolution, the association of family lawyers, (of which many in the TWM team here are members), underline how important it is that parents going through divorce or separation do so in a way that minimises the stress and impact on the entire family.

Today marks the beginning of Family Dispute Resolution Week, supported in full by the TWM family team, to promote ways to settle divorce disputes that avoid going to court. The options include mediation and arbitration, whereby qualified solicitors work with the couple to sort out arrangements regarding children and finances in a fair, frank, cost effective and time efficient manner.

Furthermore, Resolution just in the past year has launched a Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) quality mark, consistently promoting parents working together after relationship breakdown. A number of the TWM team have this mark and a number of others are working towards it."


If you'd like to contact Sarah Cornes, please email: sarah.cornes@twmsolicitors.com

For further information, give TWM Solicitors a call or visit http://bit.ly/1AGGIU7

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