Perhaps you can't speak to each other without arguing, but you don't think you can afford to see a solicitor and you don't know where you stand. Legal fees in the Northumberland area are likely to be anywhere between £5,000 and £10,000 for negotiating a settlement for dividing finances and resolving matters relating to child arrangements, which can put good advice and expert assistance out of reach of a lot of people.
Since 2013, Legal Aid has ceased to be available for family law disputes (except for a small number of exceptions) and going to Court can be time consuming, expensive and above all stressful.
Did you know that since April 2014, before anyone can start court proceedings in relation to a children issue or a financial dispute following relationship breakdown, they must attempt to resolve the matter by way of mediation.
If you live in Northumberland, help is at hand: top north east divorce and family law solicitors, Major Family Law, who are based in Ponteland, Northumberland, are heading a new national initiative designed to assist separated couples in resolving their issues in a swift and cost-effective manner.
This new service, called Lawyer Supported Mediation, combines the certainty and expertise of using top legal advice with the services of an independent mediator to achieve an outcome you have determined as acceptable to you, which at the same time is fair to all concerned and legally binding.
We begin by offering you a free consultation with one of our senior family lawyers. They will listen to your concerns, answer any questions and explain their role within Lawyer-Supported Mediation. Following your free consultation, we will forward a written estimate detailing your total costs for reaching a satisfactory outcome. Total costs for Lawyer-Supported Mediation begin at £1,500 (incl. Vat).
To find out more about how Major Family Law can help and support you in relation to family disputes, click here.