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Family law solicitors in Blyth, Bedlington and Ashington

Top quality legal advice for your family


QualitySolicitors Lawson & Thompson are one of the leading Family Law Practices in the Northumberland/Newcastle area. As such we recognise that in today’s modern world there are no such things as an “average” family or “normal” relationship. Have a look at our pages in relation to Adoption, Children, Change of Name, Court of Protection, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Living together, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Separation for more specific information on the services we can offer.
We can help you with any family law issue+

Whether you are married, living together or separated our Family Team can help you. Perhaps you have children, stepchildren or adopted children living with you (or indeed elsewhere), or perhaps grandparents are involved and they don’t know where they stand legally. Whatever your situation relationships can sometimes break down, and that is when turning to a family solicitor can really help you to resolve difficulties quickly.

In today’s modern world we really do understand that there is no “one size fits all” solution to providing the best advice for an individual person. To that end our Family Team of Tim Barker, Gillian Robson, Lisa Russell and Derek Thresher will seamlessly provide a service tailored for you.

Head of the Family Law Department, Tim Barker says; “Some people like to deal with matters over the internet as far as possible, or over the telephone, whilst many people still very much prefer the face to face rapport. Whatever you want is fine, and we are confident that we provide a fuller range of services than other firms in the region; a range that includes our ‘Divorce in a Box’ online package, ‘Family Mondays’ for one-off free advice at our Family Law Clinic, and of course the fact that we are open on Saturday mornings for the convenience of clients who want a face to face service from their solicitor but who struggle to get into the office Monday to Friday”.

What does it actually cost to talk to a lawyer?+
 

That’s simple. We offer a Fixed Fee initial one-off advice session starting at £60 (inc VAT) whereby we will discuss your problem and give you some initial advice, including a letter of advice setting out your legal position, and even a letter to the other side if appropriate.

We appreciate what a stressful time it can be when there is any sort of separation or family dispute and we are here to make things easier. We will work hard to get to know you and quickly understand your own unique situation so we can hopefully resolve whatever issues you are facing, allowing you to start planning for the happier future.

Please do have a look at our website. You’ll see that we have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of family law. We aim to provide sympathetic legal advice to ensure that the practical implications of any relationship breakup are dealt with properly. While that includes advising on financial property matters, we never lose sight of the fact that although your practical issues need to be resolved, feelings and emotions are just as important. We try to use plain English – not legal jargon. We’ll explain everything in a way that is clear and easy to understand. We’ll also explain the costs and timescales involved up front so you always know what to expect.

In most aspects of law we can offer a fixed-fee service to help you budget. Feel free to give Tim Barker or any other members of the Family Team a ring so we can give you a costs estimate or arrange a one-off appointment where we’ll discuss all aspects of your case, give you general advice in the first instance, so you can then make educated decisions about whether to proceed and on what basis.

Children are a priority in ‘family law+

If your children are involved we know that your priority will be to ensure their welfare and we will provide complete support to help you do this. If situations arise where your children may be at risk we will work quickly to protect them. Tim Barker and Gillian Robson are both on the Children’s Panel and regularly work with Local Authority Children’s Services Departments and Court Advice Agencies, sometimes representing children. This can include disagreements about who the children should live with, arrangements for other family members to see them, dispute over who the father is, or disagreement about who should be responsible for making important decisions in the children’s lives.

Call us now, we’re here to help

For any legal matter that involves your family, call us today for Free Initial Assessment (a ten-minute chat).

After that, you might decide to arrange a Fixed Fee initial one-off advice session (our price for this could be as low as £60). And if you’re happy to proceed after that, we can give you a very good idea of what our overall costs will be.

Call today on 01670 751 679. We look forward to helping you.

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