Family Law Solicitors Sunderland

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Assistance in all family law matters

There can be difficult times in all of our family lives when we require help from legal experts. Whether you need support with a complex divorce or a family dispute, our panel of family law solicitors in The North East are here to help you by offering advice an representation on all aspects of family law including divorce law and finances, children law and family arrangements, as well as other family law issues such as domestic abuse.

We will look to resolve your case sensitively and effectively through constructive communication. Where necessary, our solicitors will advise you in litigation and will assist you in searching for solutions to reduce conflict and costs.

Our specialist family solicitors panel have extensive experience in dealing with all areas of family and divorce related issues. They understand that when a family relationship breaks down, it can often be distressing, and they will support you every step of the way.

How much does a family law solicitor cost?

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The fees charged by a family law solicitor for their legal services can vary depending on the complexity of the individual case and the amount of work that the solicitor is ultimately instructed to complete.

In most cases, you will be expected to pay a court fee if your case proceeds to the Family Courts; the amount of which will depend on the type of case you are pursuing. You will also be required to pay the fees to your solicitor for their services and advice. Most of the solicitors on our panel will charge a fixed fee for their services. This will be discussed with you before you agree to proceed with your case.

Unless your case involves domestic abuse, child abduction, or if a party is at risk of homelessness, you will not be eligible for Legal Aid in England and Wales. However, Legal Aid may be available for mediation in some circumstances.

Find out if you are eligible for Legal Aid here

What can our family law solicitors, Sunderland help with?


Our panel of specialist solicitors handle a range of family law related cases. Some of the most common situations we deal with include the following:


Divorce – Relationship breakdowns bring up a lot of issues to consider, from financial settlements to the sharing of childcare. Ending a marriage or civil partnership is rarely easy and can be a particularly difficult process for those involved, including the couple and the wider family.

We have the experience and expertise required to assist you throughout the divorce process, from applying for a divorce right through to finalising the divorce and dealing with any financial issues or pre nuptial agreements.

Ancillary relief

Ancillary relief – Ancillary relief refers to a process which is related to divorce proceedings where the divorced couple deal with the division of assets and resolve any financial disputes. Ancillary relief proceedings are not dealt with during divorce proceedings as they are a separate matter; however, they may run at the same time as the divorce proceedings.

Whether you have a high net worth and want to protect your assets, or if you simply wish to sort the division of your family home and property, get in touch with our lawyers in Leeds to discuss your situation.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse – Domestic violence and emotional abuse can happen to anyone, and it can have a lasting impact on victims of abuse. Expert Family Law have a panel of specialist domestic abuse solicitors who can provide confidential advice and assistance to victims of domestic violence, emotional abuse, and financial abuse.

Child arrangements

Child arrangement – The breakdown of any relationship is never easy, especially when children are involved. It is essential that parents can reach an agreement on child contact and childcare arrangements. 

Our panel of solicitors will provide legal advice and assistance in applications for child arrangement orders. Alongside Child Arrangement Orders, our panel of solicitors may also assist with Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders.

Our panel of family law solicitors, Sunderland



Our panel of collaborative family law solicitors, Sunderland have many years of experience and the expertise to deal with your case professionally and with empathy. They will guide you through the legal process, helping you to make the difficult decisions in an understanding manner.

Each team of family law solicitors we work with is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and members of the Law Society.

Get in touch today using the form at the top of the page to find out if a family lawyer from a law firm on our panel could help on your case.

If you need assistance on a matter which is not family law related, we would recommend using the Law Society Find a Solicitor tool.

Expert Family Law assisted me in finding the right solicitor for my divorce proceedings. The process was smooth and I was more than happy with my appointed solicitor and the amicable outcome that was achieved.

George C


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