Child maintenance fiasco – why a name change fails to resolve underlying problem

  By Peter Jones, founder of Jones Myers The fact that the UK has a backlog of almost £3 billion in uncollected child maintenance payments has been compounded by the news that only a fraction of these arrears will reach … Continue reading

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We’ve further expanded our children’s department

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve further expanded the expertise of our children’s department.

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How separated mums can avoid Mother’s Day blues

For recently divorced or separated mums Mother’s Day might be an upsetting and poignant reminder that family life has undergone substantial upheaval and change. Whenever and wherever it is celebrated across the globe, the day is important to highlight the … Continue reading

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Parental alienation is on the rise: 5 steps to stop it

The agency that looks after children’s interests in family courts, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), has said that divorced parents who “brainwash” them against former partners are guilty of abuse.

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Energy trader’s divorce reignites debate over fair settlements

  The case of a successful energy trader – who is appealing against a High Court decision to award almost half of her £7 million fortune to her adulterous ex-husband – is sparking concerns among divorcing couples. The outcome of … Continue reading

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For the children: how to sustain the focus on family post-divorce

  Angela Jolie’s announcement that she and her ex, Brad Pitt, are committed to putting the family first post-divorce resonates deeply with Jones Myers’ ethos of always focusing on children’s best interests. Praising her former husband as a ‘wonderful father’, … Continue reading

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Why representing yourself in court could be financially and emotionally costly

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of litigants in person – those representing themselves in divorce court hearings – to decide children’s best interests. This is because litigants are trying to reduce costs following the government’s abolition, … Continue reading

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Collaboration, consideration and co-operation – why we’re championing #CFL week

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor – a pioneer of collaborative law This week is Collaborative Family Law Week, which raises awareness and understanding of how collaborative family law offers a viable and constructive alternative to going through the court … Continue reading

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Why jaw-jaw is always better than war-war

By Norman Taylor, consultant The countdown to Resolution’s fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week, which runs across November 23-27th , is a timely opportunity to flag up the alternatives to the ‘traditional’ court hearing route for divorcing couples.

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Jones Myers applauded as ‘A genuinely brilliant firm’ in Chambers 2016 UK Guide

Jones Myers is celebrating retaining its tier 1 ranking in Yorkshire in the illustrious Chambers legal guide – with more family law solicitors ranked in the guide compared to any other law firm in Yorkshire.

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