Family Law Our team of specialist family solicitors are focused on getting you the best possible result.
A relationship breakdown is traumatic for anyone, whether it arises from a marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation, and trying to agree a financial settlement following separation often adds to the stress of an already difficult situation.
Paul J Watson Solicitor can offer you sympathetic, constructive advice at this difficult time, helping you to achieve a fair financial settlement, whether by negotiation or court order. Our Family Solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with cases of this type, so you can be sure that we can provide you with the knowledge and support that you need to resolve your case.
Why choose Paul J Watson Solicitor?
·Our experienced and dedicated team will fight your case, helping you to negotiate and mediate where possible;
·Our Finances Solicitor is fully qualified, with over 7 years' experience;
·Free initial telephone consultation with our solicitor to assess your case;
·We are very proactive in progressing cases as quickly as possible and undertake most of our correspondence by email, considerably speeding up the process;
·Legal Aid is still available in some Matrimonial Finances cases and we undertake Legal Aid work;
·Competitive rates are available if you cannot apply for Legal Aid.
Our Family Team are members of specialist Family Law organisation, Resolution and we therefore encourage settlement of cases in a non-confrontational way where at all possible. That does not mean that we will not fight your case in court if this is needed.
Matrimonial Finances fees
Our competitive hourly rates are charged at £175 per hour (plus VAT) for the work of Rebecca Jackson, our Matrimonial Finances Solicitor who qualified in 2008. Your case will be assessed during your initial telephone consultation and we will provide you with an estimate of the likely costs. We then bill your case on a monthly basis, allowing you to spread the cost of your Financial case.
We also offer fixed fees on Divorce, should you need to obtain a divorce as part of your case. Petitioner fees are £650 plus VAT, for which we offer work up to the value of £1000, based on an hourly rate of £175. Respondent fees are £325 plus VAT and include work up to the value of £500 based on the £175 hourly rate. Cases are assessed for eligibility for our fixed fees scheme by our Solicitor in your initial consultation.
We can also advise you on how to apply for partial discount or exemption from court fees, if you are assessed as eligible (currently £550 to file a divorce petition).
If you would like to have an initial discussion with our Matrimonial Finances Solicitors in Middlesbrough to assess your case, please complete our Contact Form requesting a call back, or call on 01642 293427
recently used these guys for a very complex case, initially met paul in the police station and was then handed over to the very helpful Damian Sabino, these guys are a really good firm of solicitors and I can't praise them highly enough! ! Hopefully won't be needing a solicitor again for a long long time, however, if ever I do then it will be these guys that I shall be using!! Thanks again guys you've kept my family together and for that I shall be forever in your debt! ! Andy Barrettread more
Brilliant Solicitors I would recommend them to anyone . The support and up dates you get from this firm are the best .They have helped me and my daughter in two separate situations I would not use any other Solicitorsread more
Very good people helped me with my case good work Can’t recommend this company enough always go above no matter what time of day or night they wil help you with your case always happy to help you with anything crime or family well done can’t thank Daniel Burke and Paul Watson enoughread more
Can't thank damian and paul enough for there amazing support help and understanding from the minute we contacted use. Always happy to help. Always go above and beyond no matter what time of the day it is.Can't recommend the company enough. Thank you from me and my familyread more
were do i start i was haveing problems and from me 1st phone up when inwas so nevers explain what was going on i was spoke to nicely and arrange a meeting and then on pam took my case on and i cant thank u all enough for what urs have done for me and my family if it wasnt for how hard pam and louise worked and fought with us i dont know what would of happend so wanna thank pam and lousie so much xxread more
I worked with Damion when visiting here - I couldn't of asked for a better Solitior ! He went above and beyond to make sure I was ok and everything was organised! He even checked in with me after it was all over to make sure I was ok! I would highly recommend Paul J Watson - especially Damion to anyone who needs representing! Thanks again �read more
I used this firm for conveyancing when I was in the process of buying my house. As I was a first time buyer I was made to feel very comfortable and at ease with the process and was kept informed throughout. I would certainly use the firm again for other legal mattersread more
Excellent service very professional,best in middlesbrough, once again thank you Paul. John m
10:17 21 Dec 17
Rebecca dealt with a child arrangements order, In a very delicate situation. She was very approachable and understanding to the situation and dealt with it with the up most integrity and care. We managed to secure more than we where aiming for and in such a way that it could be sensibly supported for both parties.read more
11:09 19 Jan 18
i was in need of some advice and help with an interview under caution i had to attend. Paul attended with me and helped me get through the process very easily , and provided excellent advice.thank you again for your input.read more