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Good Divorce Week: Putting children first helps minimise fallout from family breakdown

28 November 2018

Sharon McKie

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Campaigns are afoot for a change in the law to reduce the fallout's from divorce on children after figures released revealed the impact of conflict during divorce and separation.

In a new poll, 79% of the population agreed conflict from divorce or separation can negatively affect  children’s mental health, a figure rising to 87% among those who experienced their parents’ divorce as children. 77% said conflict could affect children’s academic performance and a further two-thirds felt social interactions and the ability to form healthy romantic relationships were also jeopardized.

Good Divorce Week is being led by Resolution, who campaign for a fairer family justice system and commissioned the new YouGov poll.

Good Divorce Week aims to provide practical help, highlighting ways for separating parents to put their children’s needs first, as well as calling on government to urgently remove blame from the divorce process.

As 200,000 people divorce each year in England and Wales, an overwhelming 79% of the public support measures that would remove blame from the divorce process, with 71% believing change is urgently needed to reduce the negative impact on children.

Taylor Bracewell are supporting Good Divorce Week. If you would like to speak to our Family team please contact Sharon McKie on 01302 965814 

For more information on our divorce and separation services get in touch with Taylor Bracewell today.