February 24, 2017

For the children: keeping the focus on family post-divorce

Angela Jolie’s announcement that she and her ex, Brad Pitt, are committed to putting the family first post-divorce resonates deeply with Jones Myers’ ethos of always focusing on children’s best interests.

Praising her former husband as a ‘wonderful father’, the high-profile actress emphasises how their children’s health and wellbeing will remain a top priority because; “We will always be a family, always.”

This spirit of compromise and cooperation where separated and divorced couples avoid criticising each other in front of their offspring – and genuinely strive for what will make their children happiest – is vital to harmonious and healthy family relationships and domestic arrangements.

At Jones Myers our dedicated Children Department is made up of some of the most experienced professionals balancing the needs of children and their parents in wide-ranging issues.

As collaborative family lawyers we advise parents to reach a settlement, wherever possible, by avoiding protracted, expensive and stressful court confrontations.

In the knowledge that parents know their children best, we carefully consider the effects of their break-up on them, and, together, devise the most suitable living arrangements. Agreements reached in this way are more likely to work in the long-term and be respected by the wider family.

Our team is headed by Kate Banerjee – who is consistently praised as a ‘leading individual’ by Chambers UK and Legal 500 – and has amassed extensive expertise in international child abduction cases.

A Member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit, Kate has “Higher Court Rights,” which enables her to offer clients an all-round litigation service. A specialist in child protection law, Kate is also a Member of the Child Care Panel with experience representing parents, guardians, Local Authorities and children.

Our Children Department specialises in residence and contact disputes, care proceedings, international child abduction, adoption, special guardianship, relocation and public law cases, attracting complex and varied casework in the UK and overseas

If you have any comments, queries or concerns on children and divorce related issues, leave a comment below, call the team at Jones Myers on 0113 246 0055 or tweet us on @helpwithdivorce.