How to approach the thorny issue of pensions when divorcing

Along with dwindling annuity rates and the demise of defined pension schemes, it is a fact of life that divorcees’ retirement incomes are inevitably lower than those of non-divorcees. A further downside is that from April 6, 2016, thousands of … 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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Energy trader’s divorce reignites debate over fair settlements

  The case of a successful energy trader – who is appealing against a High Court decision to award almost half of her £7 million fortune to her adulterous ex-husband – is sparking concerns among divorcing couples. The outcome of … Continue reading

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For the children: how to sustain the focus on family post-divorce

  Angela Jolie’s announcement that she and her ex, Brad Pitt, are committed to putting the family first post-divorce resonates deeply with Jones Myers’ ethos of always focusing on children’s best interests. Praising her former husband as a ‘wonderful father’, … Continue reading

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Why ‘meal ticket divorces’ are not palatable in every case

By Peter Jones, founder A maintenance appeal hearing when an ex-wife was told to get a job is being seen as the signal for family courts to favour maintenance for a limited period and clamp down on ‘meal ticket divorces’. … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks’ divorce devastation reminds parents to avoid causing children long-term distress

Tom Hanks’ divorce devastation reminds parents to avoid causing children long-term distress Tom Hanks’ revelation that he was devastated by his parents’ divorce when he was just five – and remains affected by it – is a powerful reminder that … Continue reading

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Why jaw-jaw is always better than war-war

By Norman Taylor, consultant The countdown to Resolution’s fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week, which runs across November 23-27th , is a timely opportunity to flag up the alternatives to the ‘traditional’ court hearing route for divorcing couples.

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Eight steps for dealing with international child custody issues

By Kate Banerjee, partner and head of the Children’s Department The rise in parental child abductions – where a mum or dad snatches their own child – continues unabated. Last year the Foreign Office dealt with nearly 500 cases – … Continue reading

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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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‘Professional excellence’ – Jones Myers retains top ranking in Chambers Legal Guide

Our expertise, empathy and ethos of consistently going the extra mile has been acknowledged in this year’s Chambers UK Legal Guide in which Jones Myers retains its top spot in Band 1. Previously described by the prestigious authority as “utterly … Continue reading

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