Getting you settled is as important as a good settlement.
By your side to ensure you make the right financial decisions to protect you and your family’s future.
Reaching a financial settlement in a divorce can get complicated.
So we help keep things simple by making the legal side easier to understand, reducing the jargon and giving you a clear and accurate picture of your financial position.
Our expert divorce lawyers guide will guide you through this process with the care and attention it needs and the information required to make well-informed decisions about your financial security today and in the future.
Along with our in-house accountants and a network of Independent Financial Advisers, pension experts, business valuation experts, property experts and budget planners, you can be reassured you will get the tailored approach you need.
A financial settlement is an agreement designed to sort out any financial issues and fairly separate your assets once the marriage is over.
It can include:
Money – savings, investments and life insurance policies
Property – the family home and any property owned individually
Personal items (Valued at over £500 must be disclosed)
Debts, loans and credit cards
There are several ways to reach a financial settlement, from an agreement between the couple and a lawyer drafting a legally binding document to a series of court hearings. Our expert lawyers can advise on the right approach to take for your situation.
Our expertise in all aspects of financial family law
I would like to thank Kate Sarsfield, QC Katherine Dunseath and Gill Bridger for all the hard work and immense support they have all given me over the past six months. Stowe handled my divorce in 2013 to 2015 and then a capital settlement plus lifetime maintenance for our down syndrome daughter five years later. It has been an extremely emotional and stressful experience for myself and our two special needs children. I cannot thank the Stowe team enough for their professionalism, quality advice, empathy and wonderful support. We fought a very hard battle and won! I will always recommend Stowe Family Law.
Client: Ms G
Having recently completed Financial Remedy proceedings through Stowe Family Law, I have no hesitation in recommending Jennifer Reddy. Jennifer made the potentially unwieldy legal process considerably less difficult. Her helpful and professional advice meant that I always had a clear understanding of the options available to me, and her support in preparing for my hearing allowed me to feel confident when I went into court. Thanks to Jennifer’s knowledge and guidance, the outcome of my case was far better than I had ever thought possible.
Client: Mr H
Jemma Slavin is a passionate advocate of her clients’ causes and knows each case extremely well. Jemma is alive to what the client needs from the legal proceedings and does all she can to help them achieve it.
Client: Legal 500
May I take this opportunity to personally thank you for your support at this difficult time. I very much appreciated your flexibility and responsiveness to such tight turnaround times. I received a thorough, professional yet compassionate service.
Client: Ms T
I was very uncertain going into my divorce settlement negotiations, and it is only thanks to Theo’s support that I followed through with the process. The result has been life-changing for me, and I will always be grateful to Theo and the Stowe team for their balanced application of knowledge and kindness.
Client: Ms G
Stowe Family Law provided professional support and direction during a difficult and contentious divorce proceeding, involving court settlements for financial and child custody elements. Despite demanding court deadlines and some challenges associated with exchanges between solicitors, Kate (and the Stowe Family Law team) was always able to meet deadlines and even contacted me outside of normal working hours when swift communication and action was required. I found Kate’s review and crafting of legal documents to be very helpful. Kate was able to recommend and co-ordinate with a very competent barrister to represent me during the court appearances and supported those interactions herself during those times. Although going through a divorce can be an incredibly sad and harrowing time, the legal services that were afforded by Kate did aid in making me feel supported and professionally guided during the overall process.
Client: Mr C
The firm benefits from having an in-house forensic accountancy support for the really complex finance cases
Client: Legal 500
Jemma Slavin is an all-round brilliant lawyer – she is excellent with clients and well-liked by local solicitors as an opponent, not because she is an easy opponent but because she always takes a proportionate and cost-effective approach to cases. Rachel Fisher is a friendly but formidable lawyer who is extremely good for her years of PQE. Joanna Newton is a brilliant addition to the firm – a truly high-class act.‘