Congratulations to our family law specialist, Norman Taylor, who beat the 12-hour target in the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – raising more than £1,500 to date for children’s charity, PhysCap.
Norman and a six-strong group, which included his wife Monique and their daughter Ella, conquered the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in just under 11 hours and 50 minutes. Continue reading
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Tagged children, divorce, Family law, Jones Myers, Just Giving, Norman Taylor, PhysCap, St Gemma's Hospice, Yorkshire Three Peaks
Jones Myers once again leads the way in the latest Legal 500 rankings – retaining our joint top position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire family law firms for another year.
The latest guide recommends us for our specialisations ‘in financial remedies and children work, with a particular focus on proceedings involving overseas assets’ – describing our firm as ‘One of the top niche practices’ and acknowledging practice head, Richard Peaker, as ‘a leading light’. Continue reading
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Tagged Chambers Guide 2016, Chambers Guide 2017, divorce, Family law, Jones Myers, Kate Banerjee, Legal 500, Legal 500 2016, Martin Holdsworth, Norman Taylor, Peter Jones, Richard Peaker
A good marriage and a “‘good” divorce might sound like extreme opposites – however both can hinge on critical common factors which can pave the way for a civilised split.
Here are five areas that coincide in a good marriage and a “good” divorce.
1 Put your children first
The needs and sensitivities of children should be at the heart of a good marriage and the focus of a break up. Avoid arguing or criticising each other in front of them and reassure them that they are loved by both parents. Most importantly, if you are separating, reassure your children over and over again that it is not their fault. Continue reading
By Peter Jones, founder
A maintenance appeal hearing when an ex-wife was told to get a job is being seen as the signal for family courts to favour maintenance for a limited period and clamp down on ‘meal ticket divorces’.
Legal commentators have described the decision against awarding indefinite maintenance payments to Tracey Wright as a ‘game-changer’ for high value divorces – with the judge remarking that divorcees with children over the age of seven should expect to work for a living. Continue reading
Posted in Arbitration, Collaboration, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Mediation, Settlements
Tagged arbitration, children, collaborative law, joint lives oder, Jones Myers, Peter Jones
Our 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
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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Tagged breadwinner, break ups, British fathers, children, divorce, earnings, failure, families, Harvard University study, husbands, job losses, jobs, Jones Myers, marriages, mini Sabbatical, Money, Peter Jones, stay-at-home, Support, wife
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
Posted in Arbitration, Children, Divorce, Family Law, In the news, Latest Post, Legislation, Resolution
Tagged arbitration, children, divorce, Institute of Family Law Arbitrators, Jones Myers, Kate Banerjee, Law Arbitration Children Scheme, Legislation, Peter Jones, Resolution, Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton
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
Posted in Children, Divorce, Family Law, Separation
Tagged Birds nest custody, children, divorce, Family Home, Jones Myers, Parents, Separation, Summer Holidays, Tom Hanks
Jones Myers has further strengthened its growing children department with the appointment of experienced solicitor, Jane Bolton.