How – and why – arbitration lowers the cost of divorce

A poll has revealed that 66% (two thirds) of divorcees would have chosen arbitration instead of going to court – had they known it was an option. The research was included in an article that claimed divorcing couples in the … Continue reading

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MPs acknowledge changes in family law are overdue in Commons Lobby Day campaign

Our founder, Peter Jones, has called on Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn and Leeds East MP Richard Burgon – the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor – to introduce far-reaching changes to family law. The call … Continue reading

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Our role in nationwide campaign to change family law features on BBC radio

Jones Myers founder, Peter Jones, has highlighted the significance of a far-reaching campaign calling for no fault divorce law and improved rights for cohabiting couples to thousands of listeners on BBC Radio Leeds. Appearing on ‘Legal Monday’ with popular presenter … Continue reading

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As ‘Brangelina’ split continues to dominate the headlines, how to guarantee your privacy

The media frenzy continues a week after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt with every aspect of their lives – and the lives of their children – continuing to be played out in front of millions of people … Continue reading

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Norman takes the Yorkshire Three Peaks fundraising challenge to new heights

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 … Continue reading

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

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

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 … Continue reading

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

In 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 … Continue reading

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

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.  

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Why you should never take the law into your own hands over child abduction

  By Kate Banerjee, Partner and head of the Children Department Child custody disputes and parental abduction are understandably the most traumatic and sensitive issues in divorce.

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