Good Divorce Week 28 November – 2nd December
Resolution is lobbying to raise awareness for two key areas which were highlighted in their Manifesto which was launched in February 2015:
1. To allow people to divorce without blame
2. To allow basic legal rights for couples who live together if they separate
The ‘Good Divorce Week’ campaign runs from 28th November to 2nd December and the organisation will have 150 members lobbying in Parliament on 30th November to try to initiate changes to the justice system in a bid to make it better for modern society.
Are you a Victim of Domestic Violence? Get Help Today
It is a sad fact that nearly 25% of women and 16% of men become victims of domestic violence at some point in their life and many of these people are unknown to authorities and suffer in silence.
Moving on from Domestic Violence
Official crime figures reveal that domestic abuse accounts for 16% of all violent crime. 25% of women and 16% of men are affected by domestic violence at some point in their life. Domestic abuse happens when one person hurts another in the same family, married or unmarried, with or without children, divorced or separated.
There are four main types of domestic violence – physical, sexual, emotional and financial. The abuse is delivered as a repeated pattern of behaviour which may get worse over a prolonged period of time. Being a victim, or witnessing any type of abuse can have long-term emotional and psychological effects, so it is important to seek support and advice if you feel you are at risk, or are a victim of domestic abuse .
Staying Positive During Your Divorce
Staying positive during your divorce can be challenge when such a wide range of emotions and feelings are often being experienced during this difficult time.
We all deal with situations in different ways, and whilst some may be able to cope and adapt to single life fairly well, others may be left feeling angry, resentful, confused, anxious, depressed and even fearful of what the future holds for them and their children without their spouse for support.
What to do if your partner leaves you with the children
When a relationship breaks down, and there are children involved, it is not uncommon for one party to be left with the children and unsure what to do next. Some parents may feel anxious that the other parent will reappear unannounced and “reclaim” the children, particularly if it is the Father who has been left to look after them. This fact sheet sets out some of the concerns a newly single parent may have, and what options are available.