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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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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Information on family law

Our online information and support provides details on topics such as parenting after parting, getting a divorce, living together (cohabiting), and domestic abuse.

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Getting a divorce

Information on all aspects of getting a divorce - the legal process, your options and how to minimise conflict and reduce the impact of separation and divorce on children.

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Media Centre

Millions of couples at severe financial risk due to ‘common-law marriage' myth

27 Nov 17

Millions of unmarried couples living together are unaware that they are at severe financial risk as a result of the current legal system, national ...

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Letter calling for greater rights for cohabitants

27 Nov 17

More than six million people are cohabiting — living together without being married — in the UK. It is the fastest-growing family type....

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Don't abandon separating families in Brexit, say legal groups

15 Nov 17

Three influential family law bodies have today warned that a lack of progress on Brexit negotiations could leave tens of thousands of families and ...

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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.

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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