About Resolution

Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Our members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Our members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children.

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Divorcing or separating?

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Family Matters

A service from Resolution to help parents get support with separation and divorce.

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Need some help

Find a Resolution family lawyer in your area

A trusted lawyer can play a big part in helping to sort out issues involving the care of the children, the home and the finances. Wherever you are there is a Resolution member near you, ready to help.

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Alternatives to court

You can download Separating together, our guide to managing separation and divorce, here.

The guide contains useful information on alternatives to court, and other ways to minimise conflict and reduce the impact of separation and divorce on children.

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Information on family law

Our online advice centre provides all the information you need about family law. A wealth of facts sheets and Frequently Asked Questions will help guide you.

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Media Centre

ONS dip in divorces may relate to rise in cohabitation - that's why it's more important than ever to put children first

23 Nov 15

The Office of National Statistics latest set of Divorce in England and Wales 2013 statisticsshow that in2013 there were 114,720 divorces in England...

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Don't stay together for our sake, say children

22 Nov 15

New polling has found that around eight out of ten children and young people with experience of parental separation or divorce would prefer their p...

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New cohabitation stats reveal the need for the law to catch up with society

05 Nov 15

New data from the Office for National Statistics confirming that unmarried couples living together are the fastest growing family type in the UK is...

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Code of practice

Our Code of Practice is the cornerstone of our work. It promotes an approach to family law that is sensitive, constructive, cost-effective and most likely to result in an agreement. Our Guides to Good Practice show how the Code should be applied in real situations.

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The voice of the family lawyer

If you're a family law professional, or help support people going through separation in some way, you can join the 6,500 other Resolution members who currently enjoy a wide range of benefits. Find out more

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Benefits of joining

Resolution supports the development of family lawyers through its national and regional training programmes, publications and good practice guides.

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