Family Law Newcastle

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Our Newcastle Family Law Firm carry an experienced team of divorce solicitors will assist and advise you as to your entitlement in the event of a marriage breakdown.

Divorce Newcastle

We are a Family Law Firm experienced in dealing all types of Divorce Cases. We have dedicated divorce solicitors who can help with high value divorce cases where there may be significant assets or a need for asset resolution, normally this would mean dealing with things such as family businesses, holiday homes or cars; or long term financial obligations, such as private school fees, second home mortgages, pensions or other investments.

We can also help with quick divorces, so if your marriage is causing you concern or has broken down then you can rely on our team of divorce solicitors to give you all the expert legal advice you need, in a language that you will understand.

Divorce Formalities

You may have already reached an agreement with your partner, which is fine however, we will advise you if that agreement is fair or not and, if necessary, help you re-negotiate. If the agreement is fair, we can complete all required legal documents and formalities in a very quick timescale.

Divorce Representation

On some occasions divorce may not be a straight forward especially if you and your partner cannot reach an agreement, our team of specialist divorce lawyers can assist you in resolving all divorce or separation disputes.

Our  divorce advice includes help regarding the most appropriate basis on which to seek a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, we can help with everything including any financial settlements and child related matters.

Our team of Divorce Solicitors can be contacted at our easily accessible office in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. If you would like to discuss matters with a divorce specialist in more detail then please call us using the phone number at the TOP of the page or fill out the contact us form at the bottom of this page.

Main Services

Get more Information on our core services Below

Family Law

Family Disputes


Divorce Settlements

Legal Cohabitation

Cohabitation Agreements


Separation Agreements

Child Access

Child Custody


Prenuptial Agreements

Our Expert Divorce Solicitors in Newcastle understand how difficult it is emotionally to deal with the idea of divorce so stressful for you we have put below some practical information for you in the hope you understand the process of how to obtain a divorce.

How to get divorced

If  your marriage has broken down and you do decide that divorce is the right step for you, you will firstly need to understand the legal requirements to be able to get divorced.

You will need to be able to prove one of five grounds:

  1. Adultery by your spouse
  2. Unreasonable behaviour by your spouse
  3. Desertion – where your spouse has left you for a period of two years
  4. Two years separation from your spouse and they consent to a divorce
  5. Five years separation from your spouse in which case their consent is not necessary

To start WITH you must fill in a Divorce Petition Form with some basic details about you and your spouse, about your children and childcare arrangements. and enclose your marriage certificate.

Once your documents have been submitted to the court along with your fee, your spouse must respond. After this the judge will decide whether to grant a Decree Nisi.

Decree Nisi
You can obtain a Decree Nisi if your spouse does not contest the divorce petition.

Decree Absolute

A decree absolute is the legal document which ends your marriage.  6 weeks after obtaining your Decree Nisi you can apply for a Decree Absolute. This six week delay is an ideal time for you to finalise all the other parts of the settlement prior to the legal termination of your marriage. It is worth noting that during this period it is not too late should you wish to change your mind about being divorced.

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Look at some alternative ways to pay for our services?

A Legal Costs Allowance from the other party

If you substantially depend on the other party for financial support, we may be able to secure an order that results in them paying for your ongoing legal fees. This is classed as part of your regular maintenance payments. Again, there are some fairly stringent criteria, so talk to us about the process involved.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

Litigation Lending

We work closely with specialised lenders who can advance money to pay your legal costs against the prospect of being repaid from a settlement. There are fairly stringent criteria. However, if you are virtually certain of winning a sizeable amount, but you have insufficient money to get from the start to the finish, it may well be an option in your circumstances.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

A ‘Sears Tooth’ Agreement

A Sears Tooth Agreement is an agreement between solicitor and client that ensures the solicitor is paid for their guidance and actions throughout the divorce without causing financial fears for the client. The solicitor and their client agree that an appropriate amount of the client’s final divorce settlement is provided to the solicitor to meet the fees.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

We offer expert Family Law Advice in;

Family Law | Care Proceedings | Child Protection | Civil Partnerships | Child Law | Cohabitation | Cohabitation Agreements | Divorce | Legal Separation | Separation Agreements | Same Sex Marriage | Domestic Violence | Prenuptial Agreements


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We offer family law advice in; Alnwick, Ashington, Bamburgh, Bedlington, Belford, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Blyth, Boldon Colliery, Chathill, Choppington, Corbridge, Cramlington, East Boldon, Gateshead, Haltwhistle, Harraton, Hebburn, Hexham, Jarrow, Morpeth, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Shields, Prudhoe, Riding Mill, Rowlands Gill, Ryton, Seahouses, South Shields, Stocksfield, Wallsend, Wardley, Washington, Whitley Bay, Wooler, Wylam,Newcastle City Centre, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Durham.