Holmes Family Law specialises in all aspects of Family Law matters. We offer expert advice on divorce, separation, civil partnership dissolution, pre and post-nuptial agreements, children and financial issues, co-habitation including living agreements, child protection and social services involvement with your family. We also offer advice on wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and elderly client advice.
Holmes Family Law have established a long-standing reputation for quality, integrity and personal service. With the emphasis on teamwork, the talents and skills of our professionals complement each other enabling us to provide an efficient legal service in a friendly, approachable and sensitive manner. We pride ourselves on our open and innovative approach in providing clear and straight forward advice, taking the time to understand your needs and to work with you to find the right solution, providing a cost-effective, competitively priced service.
Holmes Family Law is affiliated with Northumbria Police and offers discounted services for police personnel. We also offer the same discount for all blue light organisations. Holmes Family Law also works to support large organisations in the region by offering a discounted service to employees. We understand that telling a solicitor about yourself, your relationship and the difficulties that you are experiencing may be daunting, time-consuming and have an impact on work commitments.
There is no need to be anxious about speaking to us. We guarantee to put you at ease, listen to what you have to say and explain what choices are available to you giving you the best course of action to proceed at a time convenient to you. We offer face to face appointments and telephone appointments outside the usual 9-5 hours. As one of the leading Family Law specialists in the North East, we can help you.
We’re here to support you every step of the way. It is never too early to seek advice on any difficulties you may be facing. Exploring your options and understanding the legal processes involved does not commit you to taking any action until you are ready to do so. Contact us in confidence to discuss your concerns, with no obligation.
We believe that the service we provide to our clients at Holmes Family Law is different. 80% of people facing difficulties within their relationship or the prospect of their relationship ending go to see a family lawyer, why don’t you contact us first? Email, telephone or call us.
All of our solicitors are members of Resolution which requires its members to follow a Code of Practice in order to minimise the conflict between separating couples and resolve disputes in a dignified, respectful way. We are available 24/7 365 days a year through our unique and specialist helpline.
A free, no obligation initial consultation to help you decide upon the next steps you may wish to take. We recognise the need to be contactable outside of usual office hours to answer any queries or deal with urgent issues that may arise. We operate a 24/7 Family Law Advice Line where a qualified Solicitor is on hand to answer your call 24/7 365 days a week on 0191 500 9338.
As an acclaimed family law practice with specialist lawyers situated in the North East, Holmes Family Law offers a comprehensive range of services in all matters relating to relationships, finances and children. For more information on specific areas of family law and the services we offer, please click the links below.
We understand the breakdown of any relationship is a profoundly difficult time. Trying to assess its impact on your children, home, pension and finances can leave you confused, distressed and unsure about…
If you are planning to buy a property with your partner, or are already living with them in a property that one of you owns, you should consider having a ‘Living Together’ or ‘Cohabitation’ Agreement.…
Couples who live together rather than marrying or forming a civil partnership, have different legal rights if the relationship breaks down, and the Law in this area is continually developing and quite…
Premarital agreements, often known as ‘prenups’ (prenuptial agreements), are not just for the rich and famous. People entering second marriages or who want to protect their wealth for their children, should…
Child support or child maintenance is the financial support to help towards your child’s everyday living expenses. One of the biggest worries for separating parents is the impact of their separation on…
Studies reveal that more than one-third of children will see their parents separate before their 16th birthday. If you are worried about how your children will cope with your separation, you are not alone.
We understand how much grandparents have to offer children and we work to advise and support our clients to help them re-establish contact where that has broken down. We will advise you about the various…
For separating couples, sorting out finances and financial settlements can be one of the biggest challenges, causing financial instability and worry for all concerned. You may find yourself anxious about…
Child Abduction is a very complex area of Law that requires knowledge and experience. Having your child taken abroad by a family member without your agreement is a very frightening and distressing experience…
A Will can help make things easier for those nearest and dearest to you after your death. Preparing and signing a Will allows you to choose what will happen to your assets after your death and who will…
Do you need to give someone else authority to manage your affairs when you’re not available to do so? If so, powers of attorney can assist with this issue. An ordinary power of attorney is a legal document…
We can take the stress of managing your assets after your death away from your loved ones and assist with any Probate application. Our specialist Probate lawyers are here to carry out your wishes after…
"I would like to thank you for dealing with my mother’s estate which consisted of quite a sense of tenseness by certain parties. You brought everyone together in the end. Thanks for keeping us all calm and getting everything done, yours sincerely."N Holmes Family Law Client
"You will never know how much everything you have done for us means. The last year has been the worst year I have faced so far. Thank you for giving us our life back, I would never have done it without you! I appreciate your very hard work and support you have shown me. Thank you for your patience, advice and everything in-between. You are an inspiration. I am now rebuilding my life and it was a pleasure to have met you, lots of love."J, A, & M Holmes Family Law Client
"To all staff at Holmes Family Law, thank you for all your help and advice. You helped me through the most difficult time of my life and you gave me hope. Thanks once again"E Holmes Family Law Client
"Thanks you all once again for all kindness and professional help this past couple of years."C.H Holmes Family Law Client
"Thank you for everything. I couldn’t of got through the past year without you! Thanks again it was great to meet you."J Holmes Family Law Client
"Thank you very much for all the hard work you’ve done for my care. I believe it would’ve been very different without your involvement and you don’t know how much satisfaction you gave me to read my statements you prepared for my case!! It was a great pleasure to meet you, get to know you and I am lucky that such a respectable and knowledgeable person carried out the work for my case."H.L Holmes Family Law Client
"I could write a thousand words to tell you what you mean to me but that wouldn’t be enough. I can never show you how much your support and kindness has meant. I wouldn’t be the person I am now had it not been for you. Huge thanks and much love."L.M Holmes Family Law Client
"I would like to take this opportunity, now that I have had the time to process, just what you have given to my daughter and grandson. The work and support that you gave to my daughter has been life changing for us as a family and as a mother and grandmother I feel blessed that you were able to achieve peace of mind and a sense of emotional well-being for C and E that they both so richly deserve. I appreciate your high level of professionalism was a key factor in outcomes achieved and you walked with honour, character and integrity throughout. Thank You"KT Holmes Family Law Client
Our Lawyers have been negotiating on behalf of clients for a number of years and have a considerable amount of experience. We can talk you through how the negotiation or discussion process works and your role in it. If you feel that you would like to be more involved and work directly with your partner, then there are a number of process options on offer and there are pros and cons of each. We will talk you through these so that you can make an informed choice
We have acted for a great many clients and have a number of years’ experience in representing clients in Court proceedings. We always advise our clients of the benefits of reaching agreement about the arrangements for children and financial matters without initiating Court proceedings but we do not shy away from commencing Court proceedings if it is clear that, despite our best efforts, there is no prospect of you reaching agreement with your former partner.
Mediators are trained to help resolve disputes over all issues faced by separating couples, or specific issues such as arrangements for any children. A mediator will meet with you and your partner together and will identify those issues you can’t agree on and help you to try and reach an agreement. Mediators are neutral and will not take sides, so they cannot give advice to either of you. They will usually recommend that you obtain legal advice alongside the mediation process and will guide you as to when this should happen.
If you have children and your relationship has come to an end, we understand that you will be concerned about how it will affect them. As Family Law specialists we work hard to assist you to ensure you achieve the right outcome for you and your children following separation.
The thought of Court proceedings to resolve issues about your children and family finances is a frightening prospect for people. With our wealth of experience in representing clients at Court we will provide you with the support you need if you are involved in Court proceedings and seeking to initiate proceedings.
We have a range of payment options available to you which we will discuss with you in our FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation, including fixed fees and low hourly rates. If you decide to instruct us to act on your behalf, we will be as up front as we can be about your likely costs going forward.