Matrimonial & Family

Our specialist partners and staff take expert care and interest in looking after you and your needs through what can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life

We specialise in all facets of matrimonial and family law including:-

  • Divorce and Dissolution
  • Property and Financial matters
  • Disputes involving children

We have close links with a mediation company which can assist in the amicable resolution of seemingly intractable problems.


Stuart qualified as a solicitor in March 1997 is a family law specialist. He is a former member of the Law Society Family Law and Children Panels and headed up the family law department of a busy high street practice in South Tyneside. He presently holds a membership of Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children.As a Resolution member Stuart is committed to following a code of practice which strives to deal with family problems in a constructive; non-confrontational and cost effective manner that is most likely to result in an out of court settlement instead of lengthy and stressful legal proceedings.If court proceedings are necessary Stuart will fight your corner to achieve the best possible outcome.Stuart advises clients in relation to:Divorce and separationReaching financial settlements between spouses and cohabiteesPrenuptial & cohabitation agreementsCases involving domestic abuse and harassmentDisputes between parents over residence and contact arrangements for children and parental responsibilityHe has a particular interest and considerable experience in dealing with business assets in divorce proceedings.Stuart is approachable, down to earth and from the outset, listens carefully to the concerns of his clients and their aims. He responds with realistic advice based on years of experience as a family lawyer.

Stuart enjoys spending his leisure time at the cinema; theatre and the local gym. 


''I would like to thank Stuart Parker for all of his support during my financial dispute case with my soon to be ex husband. The result (in my favour) exceeded my expectations and the successful outcome has meant a more secure future for myself and my sons. I would not hesitate to recommend Stuart and thank him for his confident and straightforward attitude towards the case.''

''I have used Stuart at Smith and Graham for my divorce and he has been fantastic! Divorce is never easy, but he has been honest, helpful, understanding, reliable and totally professional, offering good sound advice to help the whole process go smoothly and with as little stress as possible, he is very knowledgeable in his field and would highly recommend his services.''

''I was highly recommended Mr Stuart Parker as a solicitor, as after a problematic period with another solicitor, I found myself in a rather difficult position. I was unsure about discussing such personal issues with a male solicitor, however, my pre-conceived perceptions were completely altered, as Mr Parker dealt with such sensitive issues in a rather empathetic and comforting manner, whilst maintaining his decorum and conducted himself in a professional manner, particularly within the court arena, which was incredibly reassuring. In such trying times, of great tension and unease, Mr Parker explained the processes and procedures and was again, reassuring and also very encouraging which gave me the confidence that I needed to face the situation. Mr Parker’s friendly and flexible approach enabled us to maintain effective communication, as he guided me through the proceedings, in what has been one of the most difficult and most daunting experiences of my life and I shall continue to be eternally grateful for his efforts.''





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