Divorce & Matrimonial

Sadly, not all marriages are successful.

When a relationship breaks down, one or both parties is likely to seek to dissolve the marriage or to obtain a formal decree of judicial separation.

If there are children of the family who are younger than eighteen, the Court must be satisfied that proper arrangements are made for their welfare.

A fair division of the family assets, including the matrimonial home, must be worked out. In most cases, this is achieved by negotiation between solicitors and agreement between the parties. We advise on all aspects of the financial settlement.

We always emphasise that negotiation and agreement are better than conflict and confrontation. Both in the application of the principles of matrimonial law and each cases special circumstances.

Please contact Michael Macgregor in our Hexham office or Tony Gibson in Newcastle.