Jones Myers in the media spotlight as we further expand our children’s law expertise

A solicitor with a strong track record in family law and social care law is further enhancing the reputation of our children’s team at our niche family law firm. Sasha Williams joins our department’s nine-strong team – which includes an … Continue reading

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Legal 500 recommends our niche family practice as ‘one of the best in the area’

Our standing as a leader in the field of family law is endorsed by the 2017 Legal 500 guide  which has once again awarded Jones Myers a joint Top Tier position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. The highly … Continue reading

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Dr Foster: a stark reminder why children should never be pawns in parents’ battles

The spotlight has fallen on youngsters who are caught in the explosive crossfire of warring parents following the volatile BBC melodrama, Doctor Foster. The relentless and destructive behaviour of Tom’s divorced parents left the series on a cliffhanger, with the … Continue reading

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Should all judges compile a ‘Dear Sam’ letter when putting children’s interests first?

A senior judge’s highly unusual move in explaining to a 14-year-old boy in a letter his decision why the child could not live with his father will have touched the hearts and minds of all parents. Typically, judges produce a … Continue reading

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More child maintenance loopholes reinforce why family courts should rule on payments

By Peter Jones, founder A new report has prompted fresh concerns about the systems that are supposed to ensure children receive maintenance payments they are entitled to. Family law charity, Gingerbread has claimed that loopholes in the Child Maintenance Service … Continue reading

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How separated parents can take the heat out of summer holidays planning

For ex-spouses who are divorced or separated, planning a timetable to ensure their children’s break is memorable for all the right reasons can be even more challenging. We have compiled six tips to keep stress to a minimum for you … Continue reading

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Why collaborative law can prevent couples getting in a lather over litigation costs

  A recent news report reinforces the folly of spending large sums of money on heated court battles in favour of a non-confrontational, less stressful and more cost-effective solution. A High Court judge has lambasted an estranged couple who supply … 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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Royal lesson in staying friends with your ex after a divorce

Prince Andrew has revealed that he remained friends with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson for the sake of their family – and to do otherwise would be “illogical”. The Duke and Duchess of York, who divorced in 1996 after 10 years … Continue reading

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How can we make contact work?

By Peter Jones, Partner Picture the scene: we’re seated on plastic chairs in a well-known fast food restaurant, tacitly admiring the fellow across the aisle who is treating his two children to Sunday lunch. But then, snatches of stilted conversation … Continue reading

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