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Family Law

Jacksons’ family law team provides a sympathetic, but constructive approach to the sensitive issues surrounding family law, especially in cases where children are involved. With offices in Newcastle and Teesside we have specialists solicitors offering legal advice in all areas of the North East including Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, to Teesside and North Yorkshire.

We understand when relationships break down it is very personal and it can be an emotional time. No matter how difficult the situation is, with our assistance it can be resolved, and where possible, amicably.  Our family law team will spend time with you to understand exactly what it is you want to achieve and work hard on your behalf to ensure we get the best result possible for you and your loved ones.

If required, we can call upon the specialist advice of our colleagues who have experience of giving advice on pensions, mortgages, tax allowance and reliefs.  Our family law solicitors Louisa Bestford and Emma Canham are members of Resolution, and follow their code of practice.

We can help you in all aspects of family law including:

  • Child support agency issues
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Disagreements over the home
  • Disputes between unmarried partners
  • Disputes over children
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Finances
  • Implications of breakdown on tax, pensions and joint borrowing
  • Separation
  • Pre-nuptial agreements

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The matrimonial department at Jacksons law firm represented me during a very stressful and emotional time in my life. They demonstrated compassion and empathy and reassured me every step of the way. They were professional, thorough and responsive to my needs. Any questions or queries were answered promptly and legal terminology was explained to me in lay mans terms. I cannot speak more highly of this department and would certainly recommend this firm to friends and family.


Louisa is extremely good at what she does, always listens and is very helpful.


Professional, friendly and we felt in no way rushed at any time. Emma was delight to talk to. 10/10


I was previously with another law firm before coming to Jacksons and experienced a big difference in speed, professionalism and help.


The Family Dept at Jacksons Law have proven themselves to have an ongoing willingness to consider alternative forms of dispute resolution, which I believe is testament to their commitment to achieve great results for their clients. Jacksons Family Dept have built a solid reputation for sound legal advice clients can trust.

Nicola Crowther, Crowther Mediation

'Louisa was very professional and helpful, excellent service’.



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