You can call us from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Please note that all in-office appointments are by pre-arrangement only.
Jeffersons Business Centre
6 S Bar St
Stowe Family Law LLP
29 E Parade
We understand the difficulties that families and individuals endure when dealing with a family law matter, particularly divorce. We typically deal on situations involving complex financial concerns involving several assets and the protection of any children involved.
Our Banbury clientele range from high-net-worth families with significant assets, income, and investments to professional couples and stay-at-home parents. Our outstanding family law team deals with civil partnership dissolution, financial settlements, same sex marriage cases, situations of domestic abuse, the divorce process and many more divorce services.
Team Leader Partner, Gemma Davison, a highly skilled and well-regarded family lawyer, leads the team in Banbury.
Our dedicated family law team listens to your specific situation and work with you to discover a solution that works for your family’s well-being.
We personalise our strategy and legal guidance to each client’s specific circumstances. We will walk you through the practical, emotional, and legal aspects of divorce (and other types of separation) from the beginning to the end.
In order to produce the most favourable financial settlement, our in-house accounting experts will present you with an accurate picture of the assets associated with your marriage. They have a wealth of professional expertise in areas such as accounting, pensions, taxation, and property values.
Whatever your family’s situation is, was, or will be, we’ll be there to listen to what you have to say and assist you with what you need to do.
As the only national law firm dedicated entirely to family law. We don’t deal with anything else.
You will have an ally in us who understands what you are going through and will bear the load.
Such that, you can advance in life from a position of power.
Handled with care.
Jeffersons Business Centre, Room 3, 6 S Bar St, Banbury OX16 9AA
Stowe Family Law’s Banbury office is located in Jeffersons Business Centre, just off S Bar St (A361), south-west of Banbury Town Centre. If you’re travelling by car, the office can be accessed from the south using the A361 or A4260 (Oxford Rd). Parking can be found nearby at Car Park South Bar East | APCOA. Our office is a 15-minute walk from Banbury train station.
Our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.
and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Family matters such as child custody, separation and child maintenance can be very serious and the approach and decision you take may impact your life for years to come. With that in mind, taking the first step and asking for legal assistance can often be the hardest part of your journey.
The first time you meet your dedicated divorce lawyer, the focus will be on understanding you and your situation including: family structure, separation circumstances, finances and desired outcomes. You will then be advised on the legal processes, routes and options available to help you achieve the outcome that’s best for you and your family.
Apart from giving you direction, it’s our commitment to you that you’ll feel informed and understand all of the options available to you. If at any point during the process you have questions, the team of family lawyers are on-hand to assist.
Your first appointment with Stowe Family Law also presents an opportunity for you to decide if you want to entrust your case to us and the divorce solicitor giving you that initial advice.
The person initiating the divorce submits a divorce application to the court and is thereafter known as the Applicant. If your ex-partner has already done that, then you will be referred to as the Respondent. The divorce process requires different actions of Applicants and Respondents at different times, and there are strategic implications for both, especially if one of you lives overseas.
In England & Wales, for straightforward divorce cases, the process can take between 6 – 8 months. On average, the whole process takes approximately one year. Longer than 12 months is common for cases where there are drawn out disagreements on child and financial matters. It is impossible to predict exactly how long a divorce will take, though a good a divorce lawyer will help give you an educated estimate.
In England & Wales, a divorce costs £593 for the application, plus any solicitor fees and court fees (if applicable). Going to court tends to make divorce more expensive due to court, barrister and additional solicitor fees.
The cleanest and most cost-effective divorces are those where both parties reach an agreement on how to divorce including arrangements for children and the division of assets, avoiding additional costs and any nasty surprises. Doing so will minimise the amount of solicitor time, reduce conflict, legal costs (legal fees) and the possibility of litigation in court.
Child arrangements depend largely on what the family decides, the suitability of each parent, the child’s wishes and where applicable, the ruling of a family court Judge. Resulting arrangements can include sole custody, where one parent is the sole caretaker of the child, joint custody and third-party custody where a third party such as a grandparent becomes responsible for the child’s welfare.
As a starting point in a divorce, assets are split 50:50. As the family home is often the largest asset in the matrimonial pot, then it is common for it to be split between the parties. If a family has other assets, then the house could be given to one party and the other assets to the other. Children are another factor that affects financial arrangements during a divorce. To answer this question accurately, a comprehensive understanding will be required of your family finances.