Awareness Raising Week

Each year, Resolution campaigns on a policy issue that is close to the heart of our membership of family justice professionals. In past years, we have campaigned for the government to implement no-fault divorce, raised awareness of the 'common-law marriage' myth, and focused on how separating parents can support their children.

This year, Resolution’s Awareness Week takes place from 25 to 29 November 2019 and will focus on the need for legal reform to provide at least basic rights for cohabiting couples who separate.

You are encouraged to get involved on social media, to plan events and get involved with our policy campaigns.

Cohabitation Nation

Despite the myth of ‘common law marriage’, under current cohabitation law it’s possible to live with someone for decades and even to have children together and then simply walk away without taking any responsibility for a former partner when the relationship breaks down. Video created by Catch Creative:

Family Justice Minister Lucy Fraser, National Chair Margaret Heathcote and Family Law Reform Group Chair Jo Edwards discuss Resolution's response to the divorce law reform consultation

Good Divorce Week 2018 Highlights

In 2018, Good Divorce Week focused on how separating or divorcing parents could minimise the impact of conflict on their children.

See the highlights

Cohabitation Awareness Week 2017

In 2017, Resolution focused on raising awareness of the common-law marriage myth and campaigning for basic legal protection for cohabiting couples.

See the highlights
autumn leaves and Westminster, London, UK

More on Resolution's campaigns

Resolution campaigns on a number of policy issues to improve the family justice system.

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