Welcome to the Jacksons Family Law department.
“We specialize in relationship planning and protection of wealth by drafting agreements at the outset of cohabitation or marriage. These agreements record your intentions in respect of the division of your finances in the event that the relationship or marriage breaks down. A Cohabitation Agreement can outline how the equity in a property should be divided (particularly important if you are investing different sums of deposit in a property purchase) or you may wish to outline contributions towards utility bills or the family car.A Pre-Nuptial Agreement (or Post-Nuptial Agreement if after the marriage) is a way to protect assets that you may have acquired before the marriage and it can record how you wish for any future assets to be dealt with, for example, inheritances received. Financial disagreements are a significant factor to be considered in the breakdown of a marriage and these agreements can clarify how the assets should be divided. Legal advice must be obtained on these documents as several requirements should be satisfied to ensure that the agreement is upheld so far as possible within any later divorce proceedings.
We advise and can represent you about divorce proceedings and the division of financial assets both in respect of married and unmarried couples.
We recognize that the breakdown of a relationship is one of the most stressful experiences to live through and our focus is to resolve financial disagreements between you as amicably as possible. Our solicitors are Resolution Accredited which means that we are committed to following a Code of Practice, promoting a constructive approach to family issues that considers the needs of the whole family. We will therefore assist you in settling several forums including by way of negotiation or supporting you through mediation. Where necessary, we can advise and represent you through the Court process.
Our firm is on the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) panel and all of our family solicitors are experienced in assisting farmers and farm workers through relationship breakdown, divorce, and disputes over the family farm.
Wea can also advise you in respect of arrangements for children and assist in reaching an agreement as to the time the children spend with each parent including overnight living arrangements. If an agreement can be reached, this can be recorded in a parenting agreement.
If it is not possible to reach an agreement about arrangements for children, we can assist you in referrals to mediation and represent you in any applications to court for a Child Arrangements Order, Specific Issue Order, Prohibited Steps Order, or Special Guardianship Order.
We can also assist grandparents or other family members who are struggling to agree on arrangements or wish to resume a relationship with the child in question.
Contact FamilyTeam@Jacksons-law.com or telephone 01642 356500 to arrange a free initial consultation by telephone to provide you with an overview of the law relating to your case, and guidance on costs.
With offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Teesside, we are well placed to help clients in any area of the North East including Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Redcar, and North Yorkshire, Hartlepool, Darlington, County Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, News, and Northumberland.
We can call upon the specialist advice of our colleagues at Jacksons Law Firm offering expertise in Commercial Property, Corporate Law, Residential Property, Employment, Litigation, and Private Client”.
Nicola Crowther, Crowther Mediation