Family law review makes divorce easier on kids

Parents seeking a divorce have been advised that the government is considering measures to put children at the heart of the family justice system.

Under proposals announced this month by the Family Justice Review panel, services for families which are separating through divorce will be simplified and a focus will be placed on reaching agreements without going to court.

It is hoped that the recommendations will lead to better management and support for families, as well as making the system more able to cope with current pressures.

Judy Reith, parenting coach at parentingpeople.co.uk said it is important for children to be heard throughout the process, as long as they are not made to feel that they are responsible for what is happening.

"Get help to do it as well as possible," she advised.

"There is collaborative law, there [are] mediation services,and if you feel it is not helpful with the first mediator you see, find another one."


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Published on: June 9, 2011

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