Why the Tini Owens Appeal Court case adds fuel to ‘no-fault’ divorce campaign

The highly publicised case of Tini Owens – who has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn a family court ruling which said she couldn’t divorce her husband – reinforces the need for the government to introduce no fault divorce. … Continue reading

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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 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 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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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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Our role in nationwide campaign to change family law features on BBC radio

Jones Myers founder, Peter Jones, has highlighted the significance of a far-reaching campaign calling for no fault divorce law and improved rights for cohabiting couples to thousands of listeners on BBC Radio Leeds. Appearing on ‘Legal Monday’ with popular presenter … 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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