Family law solicitors Newcastle

Emmersons Solicitors Managing Director Jacqueline Emmerson is a Family Law Specialist. She is available 7 days a week. Jacqueline has over 30 years of Family Law experience. She was one of the first and youngest members of The Law Society Family Law Panel. She specialises in all areas of Divorce Law. Including Financial and Children's matters. She is able to help you with complicated high-net-worth cases involving businesses and high-value pensions. She is a trained Collaborative Family Lawyer.

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Same Sex Divorce / Dissolution Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland.

Sunderland and Newcastle Family Lawyers. Jacqueline Emmerson has been dealing with same sex relationships for over 20 years; she has seen huge changes in the law during that time which means that same sex couples now enjoy all of the protection of the law that was previously denied to them. As a result of her efforts on behalf of same sex couples, prior to the changes in the law, Jacqueline has built up a large following amongst the LGBT community.

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Same Sex Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution

Civil Partnership Dissolution is the name given to the process which legally ends a Civil Partnership. The court process for dissolution or divorce of a Same Sex Civil Partnership or marrage is almost identical to traditional divorce proceedings. There is also now a court process for Same Sex Divorce, following the introduction of same sex marriage. It enables you and your partner to arrange your financial affairs and to have them sanctioned by the court if necessary.

The grounds for Dissolution for Same Sex Divorce are as follows:-

  1. Unreasonable behaviour by your partner.
  2. Desertion, where your partner has left you for a period of at least two years.
  3. Two years separation from your partner and they consent to the dissolution.
  4. Five years separation from your partner in which case their consent is not necessary.

If you relationship is at an end or you are thinking about bringing your relationship to an end, then please do not hestiate to contact us for advice. We have helped many people in your situation. We understand that you may feel distressed or anxious, we pride ourselves on providing peace of mind for our clients.

If you are in a hetrosexual relationship and have now determined that you are gay or lesbian we can also help you.

Why not make an appointment to see us for an initial chat so that we can let you know your options. Ask to speak to our Family Lawyers in Sunderland or Newcastle.

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.

Same Sex Divorce/Gay Divorce Solicitors Newcastle:   0191 284 6989

Same Sex Divorce/Gay Divorce Solicitors Sunderland: 0191 567 6667

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Our Gosforth Office has wheelchair access, you can be dropped off at our front door and there is free parking on the adjoining streets. You can also park opposite our Sunderland Office on John Street.


“I was delighted with the service I received. Your Lawyer was fantastic, and I could not recommend her enough. I had been with an alternative solicitor for many years and had never been advised that I did not need to go to court. She advised me to try mediation, which I did, and how the matter is resolved. I would definitely recommend.”

“Your Lawyer was so helpful and compassionate. She has been brilliant! I couldn’t fault her. She has been good to work with. Very straightforward and easy to talk to and she really understood my situation. Overall she has been great. As has Emmersons. I am very pleased with the service. Helaina was lovely, always calling me back and there have been no delays apart from those outside of her control. I would recommend this Family Lawyer and Emmersons to anyone.”
Mrs J M.

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