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 Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland. Specialist Family Law Solicitors.

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.

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

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.

Family Law Specialists Solicitors Newcastle:  0191 284 6989

Family Law Specialists Solicitors Sunderland: 0191 567 6667

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Specialist Family Law Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland

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.

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

or email us:

Or complete our Online Enquiry Form and select family law

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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