Children may be the main beneficiaries of new regulations implemented in the divorce system in England and Wales by HM Government last week (April 6th), it has been suggested.
As of the beginning of the 2011-12 tax year, couples seeking a divorce will be legally obliged to participate in an assessment based on Mediation before having their divorce case heard in court.
The Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance is hopeful that these alterations will make the separation process easier and more efficient and Keith Towler, Children's Commissioner for Wales, has told Wales Online that the rules are a positive step for youngsters who often find themselves caught in the middle of battles between their mother and father.
Mr Towler dismissed the notion that Divorce Mediation is an "adversarial process" and added it simply "very clearly" shows that involved parties "need to think in the best interests of children".
"A skilled Family Law Mediator can help a family to resolve disputes," he added.
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