The breakdown of a marriage, separation, a dispute in the family about money or children is very difficult. Uncertainty about the future creates further anxiety and it is often difficult to think let alone plan ahead. Trying to come to terms leads to a dreaded thought of Courts and the problems multiply. The problem might be entirely life changing or one that simply needs to be contained with a composed approach.
At Birch & Co we can help guide you through these changes and put your life back on track. We have Specialist Solicitors who are Experts in their field dealing with Family Law matters including, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Divorce, Separation, Financial issues, disputes about Children, or Cohabitation disputes if you are not married.
We represent clients in Newcastle upon Tyne and throughout the North East.
We are based in Gosforth with parking facilities and we strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as the problem starts to emerge so that we can help contain it or guide you further. We can save you a lot of money and stress.
We have 30 years of experience and understand the need for a sensitive approach whilst making sure your interests are strongly protected. We will help find the best solution to your difficulty and implement the rebuilding process in the quickest and least expensive way.
We are members of Resolution an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.
We can often resolve matters by early discussions between solicitors. Identifying at an early stage what can be agreed, and those issues in dispute, is key to resolving the problem.
If discussions do not fix the problem, we will try to find an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Mediation is an option. If an agreement cannot be reached, most Family Law disputes require a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM), whereby the parties to a dispute are assessed for their suitability for Mediation and then on to Mediation itself.
If Mediation does not work we often recommend Arbitration. An Arbitrator can be agreed or appointed by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. An Arbitrator is an expert in the field of Family Law, often a practicing Solicitor or Barrister and in some case already appointed as Deputy District Judge in the Family Court. Arbitration is quick and a fraction of the cost of Court proceedings which can drag on for a year or more.
If there is no alternative to Court proceedings we will guide you through the process. The Court’s procedure is designed to encourage an open cooperative approach that leads to a settlement rather than a full Hearing. We will guide you along the way.
We know that the mere thought dealing with Solicitors is an issue in itself for a lot of people, and there is the spectre of massive legal costs.
We are expert Dispute Solicitors in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. We provide our Dispute services throughout the North East and Nationally.
We have a 5 star rating on Google for the quality of our service and 99% of our clients are completely satisfied and would recommend Birch & Co to others. Please read some of our current clients’ Testimonials below of what they think of us. We hope that you will feel the same way once we have looked after you.
In addition we assist with –
- Finance Issues
- Children Disputes
- Inheritance Disputes
Just a few of our clients’ comments –
Have just used Birch & Co for a house purchase and sale after using them a few years ago for my divorce, they are great, they are very professional at the same time as being welcoming and friendly putting you completely at ease as soon as you walk through the door, If you’re lucky you may even get cuddles from Murphy the dog. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking for a solicitor in the area. (JA)