Norman gets into ‘Peak fitness’ for challenging charity fundraiser

FINAL MONTAGEOur family law specialist, Norman Taylor, is repeating his Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on September 10th – this time to raise funds for Yorkshire based children’s charity, PhysCap which improves the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities. Continue reading

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Our family law expert gives BBC radio listeners valuable advice on key divorce issues

Blog montageLegal Aid, doomerang divorcees and why the summer holidays are a time of heightened pressure for relationships were among the issues raised when Norman Taylor appeared on BBC Radio Leeds ‘Legal Monday’ programme.

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Six ways to stop ‘breadwinner envy’ spiralling into divorce

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By Peter Jones, founder

The number of British fathers electing to stay-at-home more than doubled between 1993 and 2014, as women increasingly went out to work. Other reasons for husbands not being the main breadwinner include better career opportunities for their partners, job loss – and the age gap between couples.

Now a Harvard University study claims that marriages where the wife earns more money have a higher risk of ending in divorce. Continue reading

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Three reasons why the new children’s arbitration scheme is better than going to court

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By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at  Jones Myers

The announcement that the Institute of Family Law  Arbitrators (IFLA) has launched a Family Law Arbitration  Children Scheme is another positive step forward in  settling family disputes out of court. Continue reading

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Breaking up this summer? – how do you tell your children?

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For many relationships under strain, the summer holidays are one of the key calendar events when spouses and partners realise it’s ‘make or break’ time.

Being forced to spend more time together than usual can further exacerbate existing tensions which often leave warring couples with the decision either to talk things through and make a go of it – or go their separate ways.

If it is the latter, how do you explain this to your children?   Continue reading

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Jones Myers’ latest appointment further boosts childcare law expertise

Wealth of expertise: new children’s law specialist.

Jones Myers has further strengthened its growing children department with the appointment of experienced solicitor, Jane Bolton.

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Ten negotiation techniques to help diffuse family feuds

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By family law specialist, Norman Taylor

It is a fact of life that family members fall out with each other and that family feuds can be fuelled by stressful times of the year such as Christmas and children’s holidays. Continue reading

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Chambers 2017 Guide reinforces Jones Myers as ‘leading individuals in their field’

Montage 1In advance of the official rankings publication in October, Jones Myers is delighted to announce that the highly respected legal industry bible – Chambers 2017 Guide – has consolidated the reputation of five of our solicitors as ‘leaders in their field’. Continue reading

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Schools out: the rising ‘fear culture’ involving estranged parents – and how to diffuse it

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By Kate Banerjee, head of the Children Department

In the countdown to schools breaking up, Jones Myers is witnessing heightened anxieties from divorced parents over their ex-partner taking their children on summer holidays.

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What is parental alienation – and how do I protect my children from it?

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By Kate Banerjee – Head of Children Department

A disturbing disorder called parental alienation – which affects some children to such a degree that that they terminate all contact with one parent – urgently needs addressing.   Continue reading

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