Family Law Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland

Putting Children First – Family Law

Arrangements for children.


New polling which was carried out by ComRes on behalf of family law organisation Resolution, has found that around eight out of ten children and young people with experience of parental separation or divorce would prefer their parents to split up if they are unhappy, rather than stay together. When asked what they’d most like to have changed about their parents’ divorce, 31% of young people said they would have liked their parents not to be horrible about each other to them, and 30% said they would have liked their parents to understand what it felt like to be in the middle of the process.

When their parents are going through a separation or divorce children can feel that it is somehow their fault. They can experience feelings of anxiety, loneliness, sadness and anger. They often say what they think each parent wants to hear so as not to upset them. It is important to explain appropriately what is happening and what it means for them in ways they can understand. It is important to give plenty of reassurance and not act in a way so as to undermine the children’s relationship with the other parent. It is important that children feel involved in the decision making process but also important that they do not feel under pressure to choose between their parents.

At Emmersons Solicitors Family Law Department, we encourage couples to meet at our offices with both solicitors present. Sorting out arrangements for children can be highly emotionally charged and we can help our clients to reach an early safe agreement about their children without going through the full family court process, which is often costly and lengthy. We aim to help parents to maintain control over their divorce or separation and ensure their children’s needs are, and remain, the priority and the central focus.

Seeking advice early can give you access to the right support to help you in finding positive solutions to your disputes.

Client Feedback:

“After being in the legal field and having rubbed shoulders with the cream of the crop of firms, I decided to use a local firm myself for child contact issues. I met your lawyer who was extremely well versed in this format of law. He was a good listener and kept the whole process as simple and diplomatic as possible. I would never have known he was a Trainee, he seems to be working the circuit like an old pro. Thanks guys for all of your help, regards Usman”.


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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