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Family Law

Good Divorce Week

Monday, November 28, 2022

Samuel Phillips Law is supporting Good Divorce Week, an annual awareness campaign run by Resolution, an organisation that represents over 6500 family professionals and helps people find a better way to divorce.

Divorces are on the increase again with the most recent statistics showing 113,000 divorces in 2021 – up nearly 10% on the previous year – and the impact on wait times is stark. On average it now takes 52 weeks to conclude divorce proceedings.

In addition, official figures show that while private children cases were down by 7% during the last year, they are taking on average six weeks longer to reach a conclusion. And estimates suggest it takes nearly two years to resolve financial matters.

That leaves many families in limbo for over a year which has a knock-on effect on children’s schooling and family finances.

Sarah Ward, a Partner in the family law team at Samuel Phillips Law said “As a member of Resolution and as part of Good Divorce Week 2022, I shall be offering a 30 minutes free consultation this week to separated parents who require advice on the arrangements for their children.  You may be recently separated and unsure where to begin or concerned that the existing arrangements are not in your child’s best interests? Perhaps you are worried about parental alienation or are struggling to agree the arrangements for Christmas?”

If you wish to book a free consultation to discuss the arrangements for your child, please contact Sarah in the strictest of confidence at

Please note that appointments are limited and will operate on a first come first served basis.


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