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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Divorce and Pensions Family Law Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland.

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland. Sunderland and Newcastle Family Lawyers. When your marriage breaks down and you decide that you need to get a divorce or dissolution it can be an extremely upsetting time. There is so much to consider and so many things that you need to think about. Perhaps during this time something that you might overlook is whether your pension will need to be split.

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At Emmersons Divorce and Pensions Family Law Solicitors Sunderland and Newcastle we know how difficult and emotionally draining it can be to deal with a divorce or dissolution. We can help you to understand all of the issues you need to consider when it comes to your pension when getting divorced.

Divorce and Pensions - What are the options?

When you go through a divorce, your assets will be divided between you and your ex-partner. The court needs to consider everything that is shared within the marriage and as a result, pensions will need to

  • Pension offsetting
  • Pension sharing

Each of these options has benefits and drawbacks and we can give you advice about your situation so you make the best decision for you and your family.

Why not save time and money by letting us help you prepare fully for your Initial Advice Appointment? Contact us now for further advice.

Family Law Specialists Solicitors Newcastle:  0191 284 6989

Family Law Specialists Solicitors Sunderland: 0191 567 6667

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What is Pension Offsetting?

Pension offsetting is basically looking at the value of your pension, what proportion you are entitled to and then offsetting that amount  from another asset, such as the house. Many of our clients are willing to forgo their interest in their partner’s pension in return for a greater share of equity in the matrimonial home. This saves them having to re-mortgage the house at a time when they may be short of funds.

What is Pension Sharing?

Pension sharing is when the pension is split between the two parties, so they each have their own, separate pension pot. Often a Court Order will specify what percentage of a pension needs to be transferred from one party to the other. After the pension has been split each party is left with their own identifiable pension. A Court Order is necessary to achieve this.

What do I need to know?

So that you will be able to understand what is the best course of action to take you will need to know how much all of your pensions are worth. This is a specialised area of law and one which we at Emmersons Solicitors are quite used to dealing with. We can help you determine what your best options are in relation to offsetting or sharing pensions. We help you to plan for your long term financial future.

The court will take in to account any pensions you have frozen, any you are currently paying into and any that are paying out to you already.

Our Experience

Our experienced Family Law Pensions team have been dealing with these types of issues for our clients for many years and we will ensure that we treat you with sensitivity and compassion at this time.

We treat all our clients as individuals and because we specialise in collaborative family law, we look to avoid the hostility usually present in a marriage break up and work towards a good settlement for both parties. We make sure that you understand your position and we explain everything in a clear and uncomplicated way.

The fee structure will be clearly explained and you will have time to consider your options and take the decision that you are happy for us to represent you.

Call our Newcastle or Sunderland Family Law office today

If you are thinking about getting a divorce you can call us today for a free of charge discussion about your situation and there will be no obligation to take it any further.

For further information ask to speak to our Family Law Department. We have Divorce and Pensions Family Law Solicitors in Newcastle and Sunderland.

Specialist Divorce and Pensions Solicitors Newcastle :   0191 284 6989

Specialist Divorce and Pensions Solicitors Sunderland: 0191 567 6667

or email us:

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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.”
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