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Supporting you through the most delicate of family matters

Entering into negotiations or settling disputes involving loved ones is never easy. Navigating the fine line between legal rights and relationships is challenging requiring sensitive handling by an experienced team of lawyers.

What do our Family Law Solicitors specialise in?

The Family Law Solicitors at Sweeney Miller regularly deal with a range of issues including divorce, separation, Civil Partnership dissolutions, together with the wider complexities following a split such as dividing assets, the family home, pensions and of course any arrangements for the children. It is important that you have a family law expert on your side who not only understands your situation but can clearly explain the process as you go through it. The most common matrimonial and family law areas that we help our clients with include:

Divorce Solicitors

We can guide you through the legal process to end your marriage or relationship. Offering mediation support and guidance, we’ll protect your interests

With our experience and expertise, we can help you deal with the financial side of the split to reach a fair settlement.

Dealing with the split of property and assets can be a separate and complex process, we can help guide you through the stages and achieve the best outcome.

Pensions are often the most valuable asset a couple has and must be considered in the financial settlement after a split. We can help you deal with pension sharing, offsetting and a lump sum payment.

Clean Break Consent Orders

This is an Order drafted by a solicitor and approved by the Court, we can advise you on whether this is suitable for your case and advise you on how to proceed.

Cohabitation & Separation Agreements

If you are separating as an unmarried couple, you do not have the same rights as those who are married. We can help you draft a Cohabitation or Separation Agreement which covers most eventualities.

Child Custody Lawyers

Child arrangement orders following a split can be complicated. We can help by organising mediation and creating a legally binding Child Arrangement Order.

Why choose Sweeney Miller Family Solicitors?

We know that it is not possible to take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to families and relationships. From our first meeting, we take the time to get to know you and your situation, in turn providing a personalised approach ensuring that you reach the best resolution.

Whilst we always aim to resolve issues in an amicable, non-confrontational manner, if there is no alternative but to go to Court, we will represent you robustly and protect your interests.

In most family law cases, each side is responsible for paying their own legal bills. With our pragmatic and proactive approach, we aim to unlock any hold-ups in a case, keep it moving and avoid mounting legal bills. We also understand the importance of transparency throughout and aim to ensure that there are no unexpected surprises.

With offices in Sunderland and Newcastle, our family lawyers work with clients across the North East. For a free, no obligation first discussion please get in touch:

Family Solicitors in Sunderland: 0191 568 2050
Family Solicitors in Newcastle: 0345 900 5401
Email: enquiries@sweeneymiller.co.uk

  • Stephanie, this is to express my appreciation to you and the entire team that helped with my mortgage. I am very grateful for the professionalism displayed throughout.

     

    Mr A of Ipswich
  • Elly – Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

    I actually wanted to thank you, you have been brilliant through the whole process. Thank you for being clear with me. I will gladly refer you to friends and family 🙂

    Mr & Mrs M of London
  • Being in our 60’s buying another property was daunting to say the least but Damien made everything uncomplicated, can’t believe how smooth everything went.

    Mr & Mrs M of Chester Le Street
  • Abbey –  On behalf of myself and all my family,  we are extremely grateful for your professionalism and support during this stressful process for us. We are very happy to have our first house and we couldn’t do this without your help. Thank you!

    Miss A of Rugby
  • Hi All,

    I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all, for all the hard work you have periodically contributed over this rather long journey we have had together.

    I was very worried about going with a solicitors which wasn’t local but ohhh how I was wrong. I genuinely don’t think we could of done better and we will recommend your firm to everyone.

    Kara!! You are amazing and thank you for going completely above and beyond in the last 6 months. We never once felt like just money signs and actually felt like you cared and shared all our ups and downs with us.

    Thank you all again for everything.

    Much Love

    Miss D & Mr C of Dudley
  • Special mention to Alys Terebenec  who dealt with our sale and purchase in an excellent manner. Keeping us up to date at all times and explained the process on the way.

    Mr and Mrs W of Sunderland
  • Kara, we would like to say a huge thank you for helping us with our sale and purchase. This was the first time we had sold and purchased a property, we had no clue as to what to do but your explanation of things and the communication you kept with us made it much easier. I would also like to thank David Turk, Zarah Rowntree, Emma Hunter, Isabelle Levitt and Chloe Slater for the work and correspondence in the last days before the completion and making the final few days go smoothly. We will definitely be requesting the services of Sweeney Miller and also recommending you to friends and family in the future.

    Mr and Mrs E of The West Midlands
  • 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
  • Thank you so much for the speedy and professional services I received from you. I really appreciate the clear and prompt communication – especially over the phone. I’ve already recommended Sweeney Miller to others 🙂

    Mr P of Newcastle
  • Lois – could you please pass on our thanks for a great service for the purchase of our property, you couldn’t have been anymore helpful and kept us informed all the way through the purchase.

    We will be recommending you to any friends or family who need your services.

    Mr and Mrs C of Gloucestershire
  • Stephanie – Thank you to you and your team for all your professional support and faultless communications. Much appreciated.

    Mrs D of Devon
  • David – this is just to thank you for your excellent service which you (and Alex) provided in completing a variety of matters on behalf of the family.

    Mr P of Sunderland
  • Thank you to all of the admin staff that have helped us with the completion of the paperwork and making sure deadlines are met and for always going that extra mile to help and getting back to me with any questions promptly.

    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.

    Mr and Mrs H of Wolverhampton
  • Thank you very much for your help throughout the process. I’m really pleased the way you handled the conveyancing. Thanks again, surely recommendable service.

    Mr P of Epping
  • Kara we can’t fault you, you kept us updated all the time. Thank you!

    Mrs B from Crewe