Vital and timely: new resource helps families manage relationship difficulties

21 May 2020 | Written by Jones Myers

Jones Myers Family Law is supporting a new website – Relationship Matters – a partnership of Leeds City Council and regional 14 local authorities – to provide families with information, tips and advice to navigate difficult disagreements and arguments through these difficult times.

Relationship Matters helps people to recognise when regular conflict negatively affects families, particularly children.

The valuable resource www.relationshipmatters.org.uk comes as families spend prolonged periods at home due to self-isolation, lock down and social distancing measures.

The site is designed to help reduce the impact in situations such as regular arguments and shouting, worries about separation/divorce, silent treatment and slamming doors.

It also provides advice in scenarios when worries and anxiety get in the way of managing everyday life and when people have difficulty apologising and moving on after an argument. Tips include how to navigate conflict arising from hurtful texts, emails, or social media.

Helping families to stay calm and work out the next steps, the site signposts them to organisations where they can obtain further help.

Partner Kate Banerjee, who heads Jones Myers Children’s Department, said: “At this particularly challenging time, the wellbeing of children is paramount and this resource is key to help families deflect and deal with tensions that can arise. Signposting them to other services that they may benefit from also goes a long way to help diffuse difficult situations.”

Following lockdown restrictions and school closures, Jones Myers family lawyers in Leeds have received a surge in enquiries from parents who are concerned about their sons and daughters visiting their former spouse/partner. The firm’s experienced solicitors based at offices in Harrogate and York have also dealt with an increase in queries. 

Jones Myers family lawyers in Leeds, Harrogate and York continue to provide urgent legal advice and to urge estranged couples to work together for the wellbeing of their children through the Covid-19 crisis.

Adds Kate: “Sustaining an element of trust and keeping communication channels open is of paramount importance and we always recommend separated couples follow government guidelines and make sensible judgement calls regarding their individual situations.”

“Our remote working capabilities enable us to effectively conduct court hearings and confidential consultations along with mediation and arbitration hearings.” 

Jones Myers Family Law is supporting a new website – Relationship Matters – a partnership of Leeds City Council and regional 14 local authorities – to provide families with information, tips and advice to navigate difficult disagreements and arguments through these difficult times.

Relationship Matters helps people to recognise when regular conflict negatively affects families, particularly children.

The valuable resource www.relationshipmatters.org.uk comes as families spend prolonged periods at home due to self-isolation, lock down and social distancing measures.

The site is designed to help reduce the impact in situations such as regular arguments and shouting, worries about separation/divorce, silent treatment and slamming doors.

It also provides advice in scenarios when worries and anxiety get in the way of managing everyday life and when people have difficulty apologising and moving on after an argument. Tips include how to navigate conflict arising from hurtful texts, emails, or social media.

Helping families to stay calm and work out the next steps, the site signposts them to organisations where they can obtain further help.

Partner Kate Banerjee, who heads Jones Myers Children’s Department, said: “At this particularly challenging time, the wellbeing of children is paramount and this resource is key to help families deflect and deal with tensions that can arise. Signposting them to other services that they may benefit from also goes a long way to help diffuse difficult situations.”

Following lockdown restrictions and school closures, Jones Myers family lawyers in Leeds have received a surge in enquiries from parents who are concerned about their sons and daughters visiting their former spouse/partner. The firm’s experienced solicitors based at offices in Harrogate and York have also dealt with an increase in queries. 

Jones Myers family lawyers in Leeds, Harrogate and York continue to provide urgent legal advice and to urge estranged couples to work together for the wellbeing of their children through the Covid-19 crisis.

Adds Kate: “Sustaining an element of trust and keeping communication channels open is of paramount importance and we always recommend separated couples follow government guidelines and make sensible judgement calls regarding their individual situations.”

“Our remote working capabilities enable us to effectively conduct court hearings and confidential consultations along with mediation and arbitration hearings.” 

Jones Myers Family Law is supporting a new website – Relationship Matters – a partnership of Leeds City Council and regional 14 local authorities – to provide families with information, tips and advice to navigate difficult disagreements and arguments through these difficult times.

Relationship Matters helps people to recognise when regular conflict negatively affects families, particularly children.

The valuable resource www.relationshipmatters.org.uk comes as families spend prolonged periods at home due to self-isolation, lock down and social distancing measures.

The site is designed to help reduce the impact in situations such as regular arguments and shouting, worries about separation/divorce, silent treatment and slamming doors.

It also provides advice in scenarios when worries and anxiety get in the way of managing everyday life and when people have difficulty apologising and moving on after an argument. Tips include how to navigate conflict arising from hurtful texts, emails, or social media.

Helping families to stay calm and work out the next steps, the site signposts them to organisations where they can obtain further help.

Partner Kate Banerjee, who heads Jones Myers Children’s Department, said: “At this particularly challenging time, the wellbeing of children is paramount and this resource is key to help families deflect and deal with tensions that can arise. Signposting them to other services that they may benefit from also goes a long way to help diffuse difficult situations.”

Following lockdown restrictions and school closures, Jones Myers family lawyers in Leeds have received a surge in enquiries from parents who are concerned about their sons and daughters visiting their former spouse/partner. The firm’s experienced solicitors based at offices in Harrogate and York have also dealt with an increase in queries. 

Jones Myers family lawyers in Leeds, Harrogate and York continue to provide urgent legal advice and to urge estranged couples to work together for the wellbeing of their children through the Covid-19 crisis.

Adds Kate: “Sustaining an element of trust and keeping communication channels open is of paramount importance and we always recommend separated couples follow government guidelines and make sensible judgement calls regarding their individual situations.”

“Our remote working capabilities enable us to effectively conduct court hearings and confidential consultations along with mediation and arbitration hearings.” 

For queries on children related issues during the Covid-19 crisis, call us at Leeds on 0113 246 0055, Harrogate on 01423 276104, or York on 01904 202550. All calls are redirected to our staff working remotely. Visit www.jonesmyers.co.uk, email info@jonesmyers.co.uk or tweet us @helpwithdivorce

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