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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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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Severing the ties – what Decree Nisi and Decree absolute mean in divorce proceedings

By Peter Jones, founder When one of our family law specialists took part in a BBC Radio Leeds legal phone-in recently, listeners’ questions included one on the final stages of divorce.

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Why men only divorce firms can backfire when children are involved

The latest American export to the UK is a men-only divorce firm. Targeting men who feel let down by our family courts, lawyers in London are offering a service exclusively for husbands.

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£2m divorce battle puts post-nups in legal spotlight

A High Court judge has upheld the terms of a post-nuptial agreement drawn up by a multi-millionaire property tycoon and his former wife after they married. The decision highlights both the value of such arrangements and the importance of taking … Continue reading

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2014 child abduction figures reinforce urgency for greater parental awareness

By Kate Banerjee, Head of our Children’s Department I am saddened but not surprised to hear that the Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO)  dealt with 553 international child parental abduction and child custody cases across the last 12 months – and … Continue reading

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Chambers lists 50 per cent of Jones Myers solicitors as ‘leaders in their field’

The 2015 illustrious legal industry bible Chambers, has listed 50 per cent of solicitors at Leeds family law specialist Jones Myers as ‘leaders in their field’.

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How prenups can help couples to pick ‘n’ mix their assets

By Peter Jones, partner and founder The gagging order on Katie Price’s soon to be ex-husband Kieran Hayler has catapulted the topic of prenups once again to the forefront of the media agenda. Fortunately, the former glamour model’s watertight and … Continue reading

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Why proposed new pre-nup laws are only for the wealthy

By Fiona Kendall A long awaited Law Commission announcement which is recommending a special status pre-nuptial agreement is unlikely to have any relevance whatsoever for most people earning average incomes.

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Could Emmerdale ‘divorce’ spark interest in pre and post nuptial agreements?

Fans of Emmerdale stalwarts Eric Pollard and Val Lambert have watched the fictional couple face a difficult week. Not only has it been revealed that Val is HIV positive but Eric is demanding a divorce after seeing her with another … Continue reading

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