Why we’re backing a fantastic family charity event for Father’s Day

Jones Myers is supporting a star-studded charity benefit event on Father’s Day which is boosting awareness for an inspirational charity. Headlined by showbiz legends Cannon and Ball, the vibrant evening of family entertainment at Harrogate Theatre is a fundraiser for … 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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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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Legal 500 re-enforces our expertise as ‘One of the top niche practices’

Jones Myers once again leads the way in the latest Legal 500 rankings – retaining our joint top position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire family law firms for another year. The latest guide recommends us for our specialisations … Continue reading

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Three reasons why the new children’s arbitration scheme is better than going to court

By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at  Jones Myers The announcement that the Institute of Family Law  Arbitrators (IFLA) has launched a Family Law Arbitration  Children Scheme is another positive step forward in  settling family disputes out of … Continue reading

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Schools out: the rising ‘fear culture’ involving estranged parents – and how to diffuse it

By Kate Banerjee, head of the Children Department In the countdown to schools breaking up, Jones Myers is witnessing heightened anxieties from divorced parents over their ex-partner taking their children on summer holidays.

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Seven ways to protect children from conflict

By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at Jones Myers A new study from Relate which reveals that almost one in five couples in Britain argue regularly or consider separating – reinforces how pressure can cause conflict and disharmony … Continue reading

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Why you should never take the law into your own hands over child abduction

  By Kate Banerjee, Partner and head of the Children Department Child custody disputes and parental abduction are understandably the most traumatic and sensitive issues in divorce.

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Steps to take if you are concerned your children may be at risk from abduction

By Kate Banerjee, Partner and head of the Children Department The case of a Hampshire woman – who has recently made an emotional appeal on TV for the return of her two children who were abducted by her former partner … Continue reading

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Mum on the run – a desperate response to family courts’ tougher stance?

By Kate Banerjee, partner and head of the children’s department The sad case of three-year-old Ethan Minnock, who is in hiding with his mother, is evidence of family courts getting tough on mums who try to restrict fathers’ access to … Continue reading

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