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.
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:
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.
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.
You must think about whether divorce is the right option for you and your partner. You could think about:
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.
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.
Why not let us help you reach agreement,
avoid court and move on with your life?
If you need help with your divorce or separation, then why not contact us for a Next Steps Divorce Advice Session and to see how we can help you. We can be contacted on:
Family Law Specialists Solicitors Newcastle: 0191 284 6989
Family Law Specialists Solicitors Sunderland: 0191 567 6667
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