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 founder takes leading role in nationwide campaign to change family law

Photography © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Peter Jones – one of the UK’s first qualified arbitrators and a former Deputy District Judge – is playing a key role in a nationwide Lobby Day campaign at the House of Commons on November … Continue reading

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How to avoid divorce taking its toll on your health

Counting the cost of divorce is not just restricted to the financial aspects – and much research is being devoted to the adverse effect that divorce and separation can have on our health. According to doctors and therapists, marital break-up, … 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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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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Norman gets into ‘Peak fitness’ for challenging charity fundraiser

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 … Continue reading

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Schools out: the rising ‘fear culture’ involving estranged parents – and how to diffuse it

By Kate Banerjee, head of the Children Department In the countdown to schools breaking up, Jones Myers is witnessing heightened anxieties from divorced parents over their ex-partner taking their children on summer holidays.

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Seven ways to protect children from conflict

By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at Jones Myers A new study from Relate which reveals that almost one in five couples in Britain argue regularly or consider separating – reinforces how pressure can cause conflict and disharmony … Continue reading

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Severing the ties – what Decree Nisi and Decree absolute mean in divorce proceedings

By Peter Jones, founder When one of our family law specialists took part in a BBC Radio Leeds legal phone-in recently, listeners’ questions included one on the final stages of divorce.

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