The Family Law Association held their annual general meeting and conference at the weekend encompassing two days of conferencing with a black tie dinner on the Friday night.
The conference agenda included many current issues such as; 'Dealing With Stress in the Family Practice', 'Demystifying Accounts and Valuation', 'Domestic Abuse' and 'Family Law Case Management'.
There was also a discussion about how children's needs are best served and the alternatives to court proceedings that can be considered. This issue is a timeous one with an article featured in Monday 24th November's Times Newspaper which looked at the young lives that can be affected by a family breakdown and with over 100,000 children under 16 experiencing divorce it is also an issue of grave importance.
At Turcan Connell, we proactively seek an alternative resolution rather than having the case go through the court system. In this short video, our Divorce and Family Law Partners, Alasdair Loudon (Head of Divorce and Family Law) and Gillian Crandles (Deputy Head of Divorce and Family Law), outline some of the resolution models that individuals and their families can look into as an alternative to court proceedings.