Family law solicitors Newcastle

Emmersons' senior partner Jacqueline Emmerson is head of the family department and is a member of the Law Society's Specialist Family Law Panel and Resolution.

She is one of a limited number of solicitors in the area who deals with Collaborative Family Law. She specialises in high net worth cases often including business assets.

International and Expat Divorce.

At Emmersons solicitors we are frequently asked to assist clients who are living overseas themselves or whose spouse or civil partner lives overseas. We also assist foreign nationals living in the UK. We deal with divorces using the law in England and Wales.

We can help you if:

  • You are a British Expat living abroad
  • You are living in the UK but your spouse/ civil partner lives abroad
  • You or your spouse/civil partner is in the armed forces and serving abroad
  • You are originally from outside of the UK but you or your spouse/civil partner now live here

If you or your partner fall into any of the above categories than please do not hesitate to contact us. We are members of the Law Society specialist Family Law Panel and Resolution (first for family law) Jacqueline Emmerson, our senior partner, is a Collaborative Family lawyer (see Collaborative family law).

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We regularly assist armed forces personnel whether they are based in the UK or overseas. Louise Flynn Family Law specialist was previously based at Catterick Garrison off base and has dealt with numerous army divorces/ dissolutions. Jacqueline Emmerson is the Honorary solicitor for SSAFA for Newcastle Upon Tyne.

It would be easy to assume that, if you wish to divorce, the relevant place for the proceedings to be issued would be the country where;

  • The marriage took place
  • You are citizens or have lived your married life
  • You are living at the time of the breakdown of the marriage

There are many international families who will find that more than one country is able to deal with their divorce/dissolution.

Whether you are able to divorce in England or Wales depends upon:

Where you are domiciled- This is a legal point that takes into account not only where you were born but where you are now living and where you intend to live. Eg. You may have lived in Spain for many years and yet you can still be classed as being domiciled in the UK. The court will be looking for a legal connection with the UK.

Where you are habitually resident- This refers to where you live or are based most of the time.

We handle work across the whole of England and Wales.

Our offices are based in the easy to access central locations of Gosforth near Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland

See also:

Divorce SettlementsDissolution and Civil PartnershipsArrangements for Children.

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If you are going through a separation and are considering a divorce or dissolution, please call us today.

For Expat Divorce Solicitors in Newcastle and Sunderland, ask to speak to our family department.

Newcastle Expat Divorce Solicitors:   0191 284 6989

Sunderland Expat Divorce Solicitors: 0191 567 6667

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