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Family law solicitors Newcastle

Emmersons Solicitors Managing Director Jacqueline Emmerson is head of the Family Law Department and is a member of the Law Society's Specialist Family Law Panel and Resolution.

She is one of a limited number of solicitors in the area who deals with Collaborative Family Law. She specialises in high net worth cases often including business assets.

Specialist Family Law Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland.

At Emmersons, our Specialist Family Law Divorce Solicitors in Newcastle and Sunderland understand that beginning the divorce or separation process can be very stressful. We have helped thousands of people in your situation. You will find us to be very approachable.

We can offer you assistance with:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Financial Settlements
  • Pensions
  • Arrangements for Children
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Same Sex Partnerships
  • Transgender Issues

We are here to help you. Our aim is to make the divorce or separation process less daunting for you. We can offer you Round Table Meetings, Collaborative Family Law and Negotiated Financial Settlements. Very few of our clients have to attend court or take part in contested court hearings. This is down to the experience and excellent negotiating skills of our well-trained staff.

How can Emmersons Specialist Family Law Divorce Solicitors help you?

Our Family Law Teams (offices in both Sunderland and Newcastle ) are experienced in dealing with divorce proceedings and can help to guide you through the process with sensitivity and understanding.

We’ll offer you an initial appointment to discuss your situation in detail and also set out clearly our costs and how the divorce process works. You can then decide if you are happy for us to represent you.

We will make sure you are kept informed at all stages of the process and will work with you to obtain the best outcome for you and your family.

Is Divorce the right option for you?

You must think about whether divorce is the right option for you and your partner. You could think about:

  • Trying to resolve difficulties in your marriage e.g.
    by a referral to Relate
  • Separating for a period of time. Living apart may help you work through your problems in a less intense situation
  • Long term separation. We can assist you in agreeing arrangements for living apart from your spouse. We can draw up a Separation Agreement. This would cover issues such as where you would both live, contact between you and your children and the arrangement of your financial affairs. This is not a process that involves the Court, but to be effective, both partners should be independently advised by a solicitor.

How can I pay for my divorce?

The divorce itself costs hundreds of pounds rather than thousands. There are solicitor’s costs to pay plus court fees of approximately £500.00. However, dealing with your matrimonial finances, as opposed to the divorce itself, is usually more expensive as there is a lot more work involved. Most people can no longer access legal aid to deal with matrimonial finances. At Emmersons Specialist Family Law Divorce Solicitors we offer a range of options:

Standing Order Payments

You can pay some money on account of costs at the start of your case and the remainder by way of regular monthly payments. We aim to enable you pay an amount that should see you through to the end of your case.

Litigation Funding

We have been lucky enough to find an organisation that is prepared to fund matrimonial financial cases in circumstances where most banks would refuse to do so. There are certain criteria you must meet. This funding is made available at the start of your case however, you only pay interest from the moment you draw on the facility.

Legal Service Orders

It is possible to make an application to the court for your spouse to make available monies for your legal fees. The court can force the sale of many items for example; cars or property, if your spouse states that they do not have sufficient monies to contribute towards your legal fees.

Credit/Debit Card Payments

This method of payment is available for all aspects of your matrimonial case other than the purchase of a property where a mortgage is involved or the remortgage of a property.

Contact us for more information regarding the funding of your case.

Why not let us help you reach agreement,
avoid court and move on with your life?

Family Law Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland. For initial information and to put your mind at rest ask to speak to our Family Lawyers.

Newcastle Specialist Family Law Divorce Solicitors:   0191 284 6989

Sunderland Specialist Family Law Divorce Solicitors: 0191 567 6667

Or complete our Online Enquiry Form

If you need help with your divorce or separation, then contact us for a Next Steps Divorce Advice Session and see how we can help you.

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