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"One of the greatest challenges to accessing specialist legal advice is that people don’t always recognise that their problem has a legal resolution. Providing people with specialist legal advice quickly so that we can support them to resolve their problem remains a priority for us."

Family Law

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Family Law issues are often multi-faceted and complex, requiring specialist advice. We believe it is important that families understand their rights and may be able to offer free advice in this area.

Our Family Law Service

We may be able to offer free advice and assistance in relation to the following areas:

  • Separation
  • Children matters relating to separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Divorce
  • S.8 Orders (CAO, SIO & PSO): Enforcement and variation of CAOs
  • Parental Responsibility and Rights
  • Divorce 
  • Non-Molestation Order
  • Occupation Order
  • Enforcement Orders
  • Domestic Abuse

The above list is not exhaustive; if your query does not relate to any of the above, we still encourage you to call us so that we can advise accordingly, though there are some issues we aren't able to cover.



Issues we aren't able to cover:

  • Public Law Children’s: 
    • Emergency Protection Orders
    • Care and Supervision Orders, Foster Care advice
    • Adoption Law
    • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Mortgage related queries
  • Disputes over assets
  • Child Maintenance contributions
  • Financial advice for foster carers
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreement

We’re unable to discuss figures on financial settlements due to insurance restrictions.



Family Law Projects

We have a small number of projects that may be able to offer support in this area, please follow the links below to find out more:



Family Law Advice Line

Our Family Law Advice Line runs on a Monday morning between 10:00am and 1:00pm. It is available on 0191 230 4777.

*Please note that our advice lines do get busy and are subject to capacity. 



Other sources of information



To find out more about these services or to make an appointment, please get in touch.

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Coronavirus Update

North East Law Centre has temporarily suspended all face to face advice delivery until further notice.  In the meantime, we will continue to support our clients by telephone, email and Skype (where appropriate).


Telephone: 0191 2304777

Email us at reception@nelawcentre.co.uk

Mobile: 07947 785 008

Text Service: 0748 134 4777