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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Six ways to stop ‘breadwinner envy’ spiralling into divorce

By Peter Jones, founder The number of British fathers electing to stay-at-home more than doubled between 1993 and 2014, as women increasingly went out to work. Other reasons for husbands not being the main breadwinner include better career opportunities for … Continue reading

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Alone on Father’s Day – helping dads cope with separation from their children

Father’s Day on June 21 will be a bittersweet occasion for many newly separated dads who no longer live with their children full time. After years of being with sons and daughters 24/7 in the family home, the transition to … Continue reading

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Why the new Children and Families Act could do more harm than good

By Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s team A new Act designed with children’s best interests at heart – and which rules that both parents should be ‘involved’ in their children’s lives – could have the adverse effect due to … Continue reading

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Why off the shelf divorces could be past their sell by dates

The departure of Christina Blacklaws, director of the Co-ops Legal Services, once again highlights the issue – will people really go to the supermarket to buy a divorce? Ms Blacklaws’ appointment came about after the troubled organisation set up a … Continue reading

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Jones Myers takes lead on pioneering mediation service for separating couples

Jones Myers has been instrumental in spearheading an innovative new service for separating couples who may otherwise struggle to pay for legal assistance.

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How will new family laws determine children’s fate?

Child Arrangement Orders, designed to meet the best interests of the child, rather than what a parent wants, are a cornerstone of The Children and Families Bill which becomes law on April 22. Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s department, … Continue reading

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Helping children cope with your separation

Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Relate Last week was a busy one for the UK’s leading relationship support organisation, Relate. Whether or not the first working Monday of January should really be called ‘divorce day’, we consistently see a sharp spike … Continue reading

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Landmark case in multi-national divorces will ensure children come first

The potential for multi-cultural and linguistic enrichment is just one of many bonuses for children in an increasingly global environment where multi-national marriages are commonplace.  Unfortunately when things go wrong in these marriages, relocation after divorce is an issue that … Continue reading

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