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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 Family Law Solicitors Sunderland.

Divorce Solicitors Sunderland. Your Local Family Law Firm.

Welcome to Emmersons Solicitors Family and Divorce Law Sunderland page. Jacqueline Emmerson our Managing Director, set up Emmersons Solicitors Family Law in 1998. As a Divorce and Family Lawyer, she wanted to help the people of her hometown. Jacqueline grew up in Whitburn and attended Fulwell Grange and St.Anthony's Girls' School before going on to study Law at Northumbria University and Chester College of Law.

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Over the years Jacqueline has helped thousands of clients from the City of Sunderland and surrounding areas when they have had matrimonial difficulties. She has been heavily involved with serving and retired Service Personnel and their families. Jacqueline is an Honorary Solicitor for SSAFA, the armed forces charity. She also lectures to the volunteers of local charities in relation to Family and Divorce Law.

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Family Law Specialists Solicitors Newcastle:  0191 284 6989

Family Law Specialists Solicitors Sunderland: 0191 567 6667

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Jacqueline feels that it is very important to be able to offer people like you a first-rate Family Law and Divorce service in and around Sunderland. She likes to choose local, highly-experienced and, just as importantly;

Approachable, Friendly, Helpful Solicitors.

Tracey Hammond - Head of Family Department.
Tracey lives in the Sunderland area and particularly enjoys running her Sunderland Family Law Department. Tracey attended Exeter University which gives an indication as to her academic ability. She is heavily involved in training and supervision of all those involved in Divorce and Family Law at Emmersons. She is also assisted by Joanne Brown who also lives in Sunderland.

Thomas Black - Family Lawyer.
Thomas grew up in Sunderland and attended Houghton Kepier School. He graduated in Law from Northumbria University and is based at our Sunderland Family Law office specialising in Divorce and cases involving Custody/Access, Contact/Residence and Arrangements For Children as well as Domestic Abuse Injunctions.

Divorce and Family law solicitors Sunderland

Our Divorce and Family Law Solicitors offices are based in the easy to access central location of Sunderland.

Why shoud you use Emmersons Solicitors Divorce and Family Law Specialists Sunderland?

Our Divorce and Family Law Solicitors Team are experts in their field. You need to know that we can handle your case properly, that we can do so in a calm manner and that we can get you the best deal possible. You will find our staff to be very supportive of you, they are highly trained. Jacqueline Emmerson is a Collaboratively trained Family Lawyer. The aim of Collaborative Law is to settle your case at Round Table Meetings, with you and your spouse determining the most important issues rather than the court forcing orders upon you both.

We have Solicitors who are members of Resolution and the Law Society Family Law Panel. This means you can rest assured that our Lawyers have had to reach very exacting standards in order to become members of these panels.

We are able to help you with cases involving your home, Pensions, Investment Properties, the distribution of business assets, maintenance for you and/or children, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, same-sex relationships and transgender issues.

If you need help to see, or have overnight contact with your child, children, grandchildren or other young relative then you should contact us for initial advice. We have found that the sooner we can assist you, the greater the chance that issues relating to children can be resolved.

Our aim is to try to keep all of our clients out of court in order to:

  • Resolve your case faster
  • Help you deal with the things that are important to you and the other party rather than the things that are important to the court
  • Give you more control over the outcome of your case
  • Reduce the stress of appearing at court
  • Try and allow you and the other party to reach the end of your relationship with as much dignity as possible
  • Allow you to move on with your life

However, you will find that if it is not possible to avoid court in your case then Emmersons Lawyers will support you. They will prepare your case thoroughly. Our Lawyers are excellent negotiators and using their years of experience are able to obtain the best deal for you. Frequently we are able to settle cases for our clients at the first court appointment.

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.

If you would like to speak to one of our Divorce and Family Law Specialists in Sunderland, then please contact us on:

Divorce Solicitors Sunderland:  CALL: 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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"Your help is much appreciated and I've been really impressed by your level of service and responsiveness throughout the process. If you ever need a client reference of any kind or Emmersons want to quote a satisfied customer then please let me know!"
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"Finally getting to end so thanks very much for your guidance and patience. You have been a great help and kept me on the straight and narrow through times when I could have exploded. In comparison to the other side you have been a consummate professional, always available to talk and speedy with responses. Thanks to you and the team for all your support."
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