Joining the Call for No Fault Divorce

We’ve written to MPs where we live and work about No Fault Divorce…

Dear Mr Alan Mak MP

I work in your constituency and am a family lawyer and mediator who is a member of Resolution, the association of family law professionals.

I am writing to encourage you to attend a Parliamentary Briefing organised by Resolution on the proposed reforms to divorce law, and how they will reduce conflict between separating couples. The briefing is taking place on Wednesday 28 November, 10-11.30am in Committee Room 10 in Parliament.

As you may know, Resolution is an organisation of family justice professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters, and help separating parents they work with to put the best interests of their children first. I am proud that they have been leading the campaign to remove conflict from family disputes such as divorce.

As a family law professional working your constituency I strongly believe in Resolution’s commitment to changing divorce law to reduce conflict and, in particular, to minimise the impact on children.

In a recent academic study, one in five people who had cited fault in their divorce petition said doing so made it harder to sort out arrangements for children. By removing the need for blame in divorce I believe we can reduce conflict in family breakdown, and as a result minimise the negative impact on children. I hope very much that I can rely on your support in working towards these aims.

I would be grateful if you were able to attend this important briefing and write back to me with your thoughts on the Government’s plans to modernise divorce law. If you plan on attending the briefing, please confirm your attendance with Dylan Underhill on d.underhill@connectpa.co.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Hawkins