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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How arbitration can avoid a Johnny Depp-style public divorce

As the media continues to dissect every minute detail of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard divorce, stories reported include claims that Johnny Depp deliberately delayed proceedings. In our vast experience, UK divorces are rarely purposely prolonged once agreement is reached, with … Continue reading

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How To Plan For a ‘New Year, New You’ Post-Divorce

The New Year is a symbolic time for most people – one of new beginnings, hopes and aspirations for the future. Understandably, the holiday period may have left those recently divorced feeling fragile and exhausted – making it more difficult … Continue reading

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Jones Myers’ latest appointment further boosts childcare law expertise

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

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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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Why support and good advice are vital when divorcing

The news that Hollywood actress, Drew Barrymore, relied heavily on the support and advice of her friends when going through divorce underlines the importance of being able to call on someone of sound judgement during a breakup.

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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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Is fault free divorce in everyone’s best interests?

The news that Britain’s most senior female judge wants to see ‘no blame’ divorces is being welcomed by many lawyers and critics of current divorce laws.

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Rags to riches – delayed divorce payout ruling is cautionary tale

By Peter Jones, founder and partner Could a landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing a woman to make a claim for financial support from her ex husband 20 years after their divorce open the floodgates for similar claims?

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Why I applaud Resolution’s plans to stop cohabiting couples being left in the desert

Resolution has launched a manifesto calling for wide sweeping changes to divorce including ‘blame free’ divorce, rights for cohabitants – and measures to help separating couples reach agreement out of court.

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