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Our talented team of family lawyers are frequently invited to share their expertise and present at conferences and forums.

The latest invitation saw Norman Taylor, a champion of collaborative law which helps to keep divorce out of court and preserve privacy, co-present on its benefits at the West Yorkshire Family Justice Forum. (more…)

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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 most people understandably seeking to avoid extending what may have been a protracted and emotionally painful process.

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The New Year is a symbolic time for most people – one of new beginnings, hopes and aspirations for the future.

Understandably, the holiday period may have left those recently divorced feeling fragile and exhausted – making it more difficult to plan ahead with any degree of enthusiasm or certainty.

If you are in this situation, looking after your physical and mental wellbeing is vital to help you feel re-energised and refocused. There has never been a better time to set in place some simple resolutions to boost your quality of life – and help you to move forward with confidence and purpose.

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Peter Jones – one of the UK’s first qualified arbitrators and a former Deputy District Judge – is playing a key role in a nationwide Lobby Day campaign at the House of Commons on November 30.

Peter is lobbying local MPs in a high-profile awareness drive spearheaded by Resolution, which champions non-confrontational solutions in family law, to campaign for no fault divorce and to improve rights for cohabiting couples.

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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, also described as ‘Divorce Stress Syndrome’, manifests itself both emotionally and physically – sparking symptoms including stress, insomnia, depression, eczema and muscle pain.

With a recent study highlighting that people who divorce experience a more rapid decline in their health compared to those who remain married, it is critical to make the time to adopt a holistic approach to look after yourself through a difficult and distressful period. (more…)

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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 system.

Throughout the week, an eye-catching online and social media campaign has seen daily blogs shared widely on five main themes: working together, staying out of court, keeping control, maintaining dignity and future focused.

Below are frequently asked questions from our clients about the collaborative process and its benefits: (more…)

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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 Monique and their daughter Ella, conquered the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in just under 11 hours and 50 minutes. (more…)

FINAL MONTAGEOur family law specialist, Norman Taylor, is repeating his Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on September 10th – this time to raise funds for Yorkshire based children’s charity, PhysCap which improves the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities. (more…)

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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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 – which in turn can lead to marital breakdown.

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