August 22, 2019

Why the emotional impact of divorce can be the most costly

The emotional cost and trauma of divorce is rarely restricted to the financial aspects and can take its toll both emotionally and physically.

The adverse affect on our health is resulting in an increase in ‘Divorce Stress Syndrome’ whose symptoms include stress, loss of appetite, insomnia, depression, eczema and muscle pain.

Striving for the right solution for every client, Jones Myers guides and advises them through options which can avoid going to court. Likewise, when our clients require strong and tenacious expertise to pursue litigation, we support them through this process.

With rare exceptions, the conflict of matrimonial proceedings – undergoing divorce and seeking to resolve major issues such as finances and arrangements for children – sets off a gamut of raw emotions which are exacerbated by overarching criticism and difficulties between spouses involved in a court process. 

Most of our clients have never set foot in a court before and fear they will hurtle along an ‘express train of proceedings’ over which they often (without our help) feel is out of their control.

Advising and supporting clients in the lead up to – and when giving evidence in court – our highly trained and sensitive family law specialists help them to understand the process and avoid any surprises.

We are committed to supporting our clients helping them understand the process and the pressures which they will face ensuring, as we do, that we will guide them through this difficult time.

Here are some of many examples of how we make a difference:

“I found the whole team to be compassionate and empathetic. The strategy used to achieve the desired outcome was firm and fair. I was kept involved in the process of achieving the correct result in the correct manner.  

“A consistent golden thread of understated quality permeated my client experience with Jones Myers to whom I was recommended by a leading lawyer. In a situation where I was emotionally charged by the issue which needed resolving, the candid advice, guidance and clarity of communication I received from Richard Peaker was first class. This support was delivered with me and for me…Jones Myers is an outstanding leader in family law in Yorkshire and the UK.”

“To say Jones Myers saved our lives is not an overstatement. Both my son and I are survivors of domestic violence. It took two years to battle through the Court system to prove that my ex-husband, and father of my beautiful son, was an abuser and a liar.

“I could never have given up on the fight for my son’s safety, but without Andrew Fox and his team I can honestly say the last two years may have left scars I would never have been able to recover from. The team at Jones Myers were more than just great lawyers, they were “life support” during the toughest of times for me and my family.”

For any aspect of family law call our Leeds office on 0113 246 0055, our Harrogate office on 01423 276104 or our York office on 01904 202550.

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