November 25, 2011

Financial and emotional scars of forces redundancies

News of the latest armed forces job cuts – with claims of up to 16,500 redundancies being implemented by April 2015 – presents a myriad of challenges to servicemen and women.

As we’re all aware, today’s tough economic climate can test even the most robust of relationships with spouses and partners fearing for their job security and the spiralling cost of day-to-day living.     

It’s fair to say that military marriages are by their nature, more resilient to change. They constantly encounter the uncertainty of moving into a yet another temporary property they’re unable to call their home; relocating their children to a series of new schools and the associated turmoil it brings – coupled with the stress of spouses being called to action in beleaguered countries and war zones.

Little wonder that the divorce rate in the military continues to escalate. For Jones Myers LLP which is committed to achieving fair solutions for families, the latest redundancies announcement prompts concerns that this may be a cut too far for many partnerships already teetering under the series of strains already placed on the relationship.    

As a firm of empathetic and experienced team of family and divorce lawyers – which is consistently described as a ‘leader in the field’ by legal guides Chambers and Legal 500 – Jones Myers offers help and support to families feeling the strains of the pressures caused by military life. We can also support you to make the challenging transition into ‘civvy street’.  

To hear more how we can help, contact us on 0113 246 0055 or email us here.