Publish date

29 November 2021

Thomson Snell & Passmore supports ‘Good Divorce Week’, offering new guide to separating families

The family law team at Thomson Snell & Passmore is offering parents a free guide, containing advice and information to help them put children first during a separation or divorce.

The ‘Parenting Through Separation’ guide has been written by family professionals and offers advice to parents on how to put their children first during a separation. It is being launched to mark ‘Good Divorce Week’ (29 November – 3 December), run by national family justice organisation Resolution.

Commenting on the new guide, Sarah Keily, a Partner in the family team at Thomson Snell & Passmore and co-chair of the Kent Resolution committee says:

“All parents want to do what’s best for their children, especially during a separation as it can be a very difficult time. It’s really important for parents to have access to good legal advice, but also to practical support to help them navigate the complexities of parenting through a separation.

“We always champion a collaborative approach, which focuses on what is best for any children involved in a separation or divorce, and recommend using mediation where appropriate to help resolve any issues as quickly and smoothly as possible.

“We have two trained mediators in our family team, one of whom is also trained to meet with children as part of the mediation process, as we strongly believe it is important for children to have their voices heard.”

The free guide is available to any parent seeking help during their separation. It contains advice about how to co-parent with a former partner, background on the common disputes that arise between separating parents, and how to talk to children about the painful topic of divorce or separation, plus much more.

Juliet Harvey, national chair of Resolution, adds:

“I’m really pleased to have Sarah’s support during Good Divorce Week. Resolution members like her do really important work in their community to help families separate in a constructive and amicable way. The more families who know about and use the free Parenting Through Separation Guide, the better equipped they will be to navigate the challenges divorce and separation brings, particularly when it comes to putting children first.”

The guide can be downloaded here.

More information for separating families can be found at or by contacting any of the team on 01892 510000.

Further updates about Resolution’s work can be found on its website:

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