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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Putting children first : why ministers must listen to collaborative lawyers

By Norman Taylor, collaborative family lawyer As an advocate of collaborative approaches to separation and divorce I was encouraged to see Resolution’s campaigning debated in the House of Lords. As a long standing member of Resolution, the organisation representing lawyers … Continue reading

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Jones Myers’ collaborative family law expert to present at high profile conference

Our collaborative family law specialist Norman Taylor will be one of the headline speakers at the North’s leading collaborative family law Northern Lights 5 conference. Collaborative family law experts from throughout the UK will gather at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel … Continue reading

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Cooperation versus confrontation: why couples should opt for collaborative lawyers

We always advise that separating couples find lawyers with similar mind-sets if they want to avoid a bitter ‘War of the Roses’ style divorce. Choosing a collaborative solicitor – a lawyer who is trained to help reach divorce settlements without … Continue reading

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