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You can now contact our family and divorce team direct on 07593549864 during our office hours. If you have an out of hours query you can send us a text or Whatsapp message requesting a call back and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We offer free consultation sessions during which you can meet in person with an expert lawyer or solicitor to discuss your legal options

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:

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.

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.

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 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

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