Calls for ADR renewed as ‘Divorce Month’ begins

Family charity calls for greater take-up of out-of-court options for separating couples

03 Jan 2017

National Family Mediation has called for greater use of alternative dispute resolution after warning that couples looking to separate in the so-called ‘Divorce Month’ will miss out on the help they need because they don’t know where to turn to.

Jane Robey, the charity’s CEO, said: ‘At a time of crisis, you need to know where you can turn for help. There will be many couples who’ve decided for sure in the last couple of weeks to separate, but they’ll need more information about their options as they look to make arrangements for parenting, property and finance.

‘Many will think they must head off ...

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