Why should I choose a Resolution member to help with my family issue?

Dealing with separation and divorce is difficult. Emotions are high and even if two people agree, the changes can be overwhelming and stressful.

At Resolution, we believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and child care can and should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of any children at the heart.

Resolution is an organisation of lawyers and other family justice professionals who are committed to following a non-confrontational and constructive approach to resolving family issues.

Resolution members agree to:

  • Listen to you, be honest and treat you with respect
  • Explain all options and give you confidence to make decisions
  • Help you focus on what’s important in the long term
  • Help you balance financial and emotional costs with what you want to achieve
  • Work with others to find the right approach and best solutions for you
  • Manage stress in what is already a stressful situation

Resolution has members across the country providing a range of services, from lawyers to financial advisors and family therapists, but everyone agrees to respect our Code of Practice when working to resolve your issues.

Resolution members and associates can be identified by this membership logo. If you are looking for support with your family issue, please use our website to find a Resolution member near you.

Divorce and separation: Finding the best options for your family

We’ve all seen television dramas feature divorcing couples in courtroom shouting matches, but the truth of the matter is there is no one size fits all approach to divorce and separation. As every couple is different, there are also a number of options available to you, and some may be a better fit than others in certain situations.

Speak to a Resolution member to help you make the right choice for you and your family. Initial consultations are also available through the Family Law Panel.

If you and your ex-partner cannot come to an agreement through the above approaches, you may need to bring your case to court to help reach a middle ground. Alternatively, you could look into family arbitration, where you and your partner appoint an arbitrator who makes a final and binding decision between the parties on any financial and property disputes, or some child-related issues arising from family relationships.

Each family is different but some of the common factors that influence people when deciding how to get a divorce or separation are:

  • What would be the safest option for you and your children
  • Wanting to be in control of the decision being made about your family’s future
  • Whether your financial affairs are complicated and unclear
  • Being up against a powerful personality and not wanting to deal with things on your own
  • Believing you will need support to secure an outcome that is fair
  • Wanting to keep control of costs
  • Not wanting delays or a lengthy battle
  • Wanting an option that will bring certainty and closure
  • Wanting the process to be as painless as possible
  • Wanting to understand and influence what is happening
  • Whether you qualify for legal aid

Ultimately, each approach has its benefits and challenges, but your best option is to speak to a professional who can provide more information specific to your situation.