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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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Need advice on a separation or child arrangement? Our skilled, fully trained, Family Law team understand that such sensitive and multi-faceted issues can often be difficult to navigate alone. That's why we offer free, specialist advice on numerous aspects of Family Law.


Our free Family Law Advice Line can provide you with 1-2-1 advice every Monday between 1pm and 4pm.

To speak to a specialist, please call 0191 230 47 77, selecting option 1 for advice lines, then option 1 again for Family Law.*

Additionally, you can reach us or make a referral on someone’s behalf at any time using our contact form. Our Business Administrators will ensure this referral reaches an advisor and you will be contacted shortly after.**

Please be aware that our Family Law service is advice only. We do not offer representation in this area.

Our Service

Our Family Law Team provides free legal advice in the following areas:

  • Child Arrangement, Prohibited Steps, and Specific Issue Orders (Section 8)
  • Child matters relating to separation
  • No Fault Undefended Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Enforcement Orders
  • Non-molestation Orders
  • Occupation Orders
  • Parental Responsibility and Rights
  • Separation

This list is not exhaustive; if your query does not relate to any of the above, we still encourage you to contact us so that we can advise accordingly.

Although there are some issues we are not able to cover, we will always try to signpost you when we are unable to help directly.

Service Feedback

“Thank you…for helping me with the query about the steps needed to initiate divorce proceedings, and for getting back to me so quickly. The information Inaam gave was very clear which enabled me to easily pass on the details to the person concerned and help her to understand what would be involved. I…would have no hesitation in recommending contacting the Advice Line again if she has any further queries. Now that I am aware of the Law Centre, I will be recommending the (family law) service to anyone else I know who may need guidance in the future.

“Can't improve how my adviser, April, helped me she was on point and helped with everything.”

Issues we are not able to cover

  • Co-habitation agreements
  • Disputes over Assets or finance disputes
  • Mortgage related queries
  • Separation agreement
  • Public Law:
    • Adoption Law
    • Care and Supervision Orders
    • Emergency Protection Orders
    • Foster Care advice
    • Special Guardianship Orders
    • Child Maintenance contributions

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

We do not offer representation in any area of Family Law. This service is advice only.

Other Projects

Projects that may be able to offer support in additional or alternative areas are highlighted here.
Please follow the link(s) below to find out more:

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*Please note that our advice lines do get busy and are subject to capacity. 
**Referrals on behalf of others must be made only with consent of those named in the referral

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