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Supporting you through the most delicate of family matters

Families can be complicated. Entering into negotiations or settling disputes with loved ones (both past and present) is never easy. For this reason, family law cases require a very delicate touch as the fine line between legal rights and relationships is navigated.

From pre-marital agreements to divorce settlements; financial provision to child contact arrangements following divorce, the team here at Sweeney Miller Law are on hand to provide empathetic and affordable advice to help you find an amicable and satisfactory solution.

Are you in need of a family lawyer?

Call us today: 0191 568 2050

Why do you need a family solicitor?

It is well documented that divorces are much more common than they were in generations gone by. In each divorce case there can be a number of factors that need to be discussed between parties to ensure that the division of assets and liabilities is fair and meets the parties needs.

When children are involved in a divorce, establishing a clear and functional routine that is in the best interest of the child or children involved is unquestionably top of the priority list for estranged couples.

The most common matrimonial and family law services we provide include:

  • Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Divorce and relationship breakdown
  • Child contact arrangements following divorce (previously known as custody)
  • Financial and property disputes
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Civil partnerships
  • Judicial separation agreements

Why choose Sweeney Miller Law as your divorce or family solicitors in the North East?

There are few areas of law that require a more delicate and diplomatic approach than family law. From divorce to the crafting of a prenuptial agreement, it is important that you have a legal expert who not only understands your situation but can help you to communicate effectively to help you reach a resolution.

If you are looking for advice and guidance to help you tackle a family or divorce law issue, rest assured that we understand what you are going through. We handle hundreds of family law cases each year and can provide invaluable advice and guidance to get you through what can be a tricky and challenging process.

At the same time, we know that it is not possible to take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to families and relationships, particularly in divorce cases. That’s why we take time to get to know you and the intricacies of your case. Only by learning about your relationships and providing a personalised approach can we ensure that you reach the best resolution.

We aim to resolve your matter in an amicable, non-confrontational manner. However, in some cases litigation is required. If an agreement cannot be reached through mediation, we will represent you in court throughout the process.

Need help to resolve a divorce or family law matter?

Call us today: 0191 568 2050

  • I have used Sweeney Miller’s conveyancing services twice this year. Once to oversee the sale of my apartment & subsequently to manage all matters in relation to a complex housing purchase. Throughout, all staff I dealt with were knowledgeable, courteous and efficient in handling my case and the queries I had. 

    A law firm that takes pride in delivering excellent customer service.


    Mr H of London
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    We will be recommending you to any friends or family who need your services.

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    Mr P of Sunderland
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    Thank you to Irenna for all of her hard work during the stressful process of the purchase. I could not have dealt with the purchase without you all and I will never forget how hard you have all worked to make my dream come true. I would have no doubt in recommending you to family and friends.

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    Beth has been excellent throughout our matter. She has provided us with clear reasoned advice, remained proactive and has kept us well informed whether the news from the other side was good or bad. We think she is a credit to your company and you should be proud to have her working with you.

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  • To the delightful team at Sweeney Miller Law. Thank you so much in supporting us in our sale and purchase.

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    A wonderful service which provided support throughout.

    Thank you all again.

    Mr & Mrs C of Consett
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    I have no feedback to add that would improve the satisfactory service I have received from Sweeney Miller Law.

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