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Family Law Solicitors Newcastle

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When life takes an unexpected turn, our family law experts can help.

A new year, a new lockdown but we’re still here to help.

Following on from the Government’s recent announcement of a third national lockdown, we would like to reassure our clients that it is still very much business as usual here at Mincoffs Solicitors.

Our experienced team are all fully operational at home and continue to be contactable by email or direct dial, by emailing or by calling our switchboard 0191 281 6151 between 9am and 5pm.

If you are a prospective client with a new enquiry, please call 0191 212 7773 and speak to our marketing team who will be happy to help or email

All appointments will continue to take place over the phone or via online services such as Zoom or Skype unless agreed in advance.   Documents can be dropped off securely and will be dealt with immediately by on-site staff.

The safety of our employees, clients and their families continues to be of prime importance to us and we would like to reassure you that we have complied with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.  See the steps we have taken here: Workplace Covid-19 Secure Certificate

Headed by leading divorce lawyer Lyn Rutherford, our specialist family and divorce team offer advice in all areas of family law, ranging from pre or post-nuptial agreements to relationship breakdown, including advice on separation and divorce, financial provision, child maintenance and co-habitation or civil partnership disputes.

With our admirable reputation, extensive experience and proven track record, we offer sound judgement and pragmatic, realistic advice together with a sensitive and supportive approach, tailored to the individual needs of our clients.

A combination of intelligent analysis, conscientious care and attention to detail along with formidable negotiating skills, allows us to achieve unquestionable results and high levels of client satisfaction at a difficult and emotional time. We take pride in our attentive and personal service, treating our clients with the utmost respect and understanding the importance of maintaining discretion and preserving confidentiality at all times.

As part of our dedicated commitment to provide the best possible service, we work closely with relevant specialist lawyers in the firm, enabling us to provide clients with Wills, Probate and Trust advice as well as business and property advice where it may be necessary.

Meet the family law team here.

We offer bespoke legal advice on:

Divorce and Relationship Breakdown Solicitors Newcastle

The decision to take legal advice in respect of a relationship breakdown is often one of the most difficult decisions one has to make in life.

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Financial Settlements on Divorce and Separation Solicitors Newcastle

When a relationship breaks down, often the uncertainty of future financial security and/or protection can be stressful.

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Civil Partnership Disputes Solicitors Newcastle

Civil partnerships are a legal commitment which can only end if annulled, dissolved or if one of the party dies.

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Cohabitation Agreements and Disputes Solicitors

Cohabitation is where an unmarried couple live together in a long term relationship but do not marry.

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Arrangements for Children

The welfare of children is often the most important concern for all of our clients.  We can help to advise you and find the best possible solution to protect your children’s well-being.

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Financial Provision for Children

Where parties separate and one parent becomes primarily responsible for the children, the other parent is obliged to provide financial support to that parent for the benefit of the children.

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Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Arrangements Solicitors Newcastle

Following the landmark case in 2010 in the Supreme Court of Radmacher -v- Granatino, the law changed substantially in relation to Pre-Nuptial Agreements in England & Wales on the basis that such an Agreement, if prepared and executed correctly, will be upheld provided that the content of such is fair in all of the circumstances of the case.

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Domestic Violence Matters Solicitors Newcastle

Unfortunately, when a relationship breaks down emotions are high and it is inevitable that couples will argue which can become particularly heated towards the end of a relationship.

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For confidential advice at a time and place to suit you, contact:

Lyn Rutherford


T: 0191 212

Emily Cannell

Partner, Head of Family

T: 0191 212

Rachel Smith


T: 0191 212

You helped preserve my sanity and I loved your total no nonsense approach. Thank you again and take care
Client testimonial

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