Undergoing divorce? – How to emerge with a smile

If you’re going through a painful parting, the concept of a happy and successful divorce may appear beyond the realms of possibility when you feel that your world is collapsing around you. While the importance of being able to call … Continue reading

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Why collaborative law can prevent couples getting in a lather over litigation costs

  A recent news report reinforces the folly of spending large sums of money on heated court battles in favour of a non-confrontational, less stressful and more cost-effective solution. A High Court judge has lambasted an estranged couple who supply … 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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Collaboration, consideration and co-operation – why we’re championing #CFL week

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor – a pioneer of collaborative law This week is Collaborative Family Law Week, which raises awareness and understanding of how collaborative family law offers a viable and constructive alternative to going through the court … Continue reading

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Norman takes the Yorkshire Three Peaks fundraising challenge to new heights

Congratulations to our family law specialist, Norman Taylor, who beat the 12-hour target in the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – raising more than £1,500 to date for children’s charity, PhysCap. Norman and a six-strong group, which included his wife … 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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Jones Myers expert debunks divorce myths on a live BBC radio phone in

  Invited back just seven weeks since his last appearance on BBC Radio Leeds ‘Legal Monday’ programme with popular broadcaster Richard Stead, Norman Taylor, one of our family law specialists, debunked divorce myths around some commonly used phrases.

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Why a panel of judges’ guide on pre-nuptial agreements needs to be put into context

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor The statement of a panel of judges that says:  “for most people they will not be relevant on divorce” may be correct if the agreement is tested in a court, and the terms found … Continue reading

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Three routes to keep divorce out of court and preserve your privacy

By Norman Taylor, consultant A renewed row between judges over whether details of couples’ lives revealed at divorce hearings can be publicised reinforces how going to court precludes any guarantee of privacy.

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Pension reforms to fund ‘silver splitter’ divorces merely ‘headline hype’?

By Norman Taylor, collaborative family lawyer This April will see changes to the pension reform, which will make it easier and cheaper for people to withdraw money directly from their pension pots and remove the need to buy an annuity.

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