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 compromise and cooperation can make Christmas magical and memorable

The rising popularity for divorced couples to celebrate Christmas with their current partner, their children and their ex appears to be the perfect panacea at an emotionally charged time. The ‘win-win’ scenario ensures children savour the special festivities in a … Continue reading

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Steps to make your children’s first Christmas post-divorce special

The festive countdown will leave many separated spouses and their children feeling apprehensive, distressed and nervous – particularly for estranged couples who are embarking on their first Christmas post-divorce. For the newly single, these sentiments are understandably exacerbated at what … 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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Five factors to accelerate your chances of a speedy divorce

By Norman Taylor, family law specialist The adage that you should not believe everything you read in the media is nowhere more applicable than in the case of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who was said to have been granted the UK’s fastest … Continue reading

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Jones Myers consolidates Tier 1 ranking in Chambers 2017 Guide

We are delighted to have retained our Tier 1 ranking in the Chambers 2017 Guide for Leeds, Bradford and surrounding areas – and have more leading experts in family law listed than any other firm of our kind in Yorkshire. … Continue reading

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What if?… How to prevent long-lasting divorce regrets

  In our vast experience many divorcees bitterly regret splitting from their partner and wish they had taken more time to think things through before making one of the most momentous and traumatic decisions of their lives. Anger and a … 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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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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