Our specialist family solicitors and divorce lawyers in Birmingham are highly experienced in solving problems faced by families and individuals when a marriage or relationship breaks down, including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation issues, Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements and complex financial issues and the welfare of children.
The team in Birmingham is led by Managing Partner, Rebecca Calden-Storr, a recommended solicitor in the Legal 500 with over 17 years of experience. Rebecca is joined by Senior Lawyer Shelley De Worringham, Senior Solicitor Hollie Orgee and an inhouse accountancy team.
Our clients range from high-net-worth families with substantial assets, income and investments through to professional families and stay at home parents in the Birmingham area.
Financial divorce settlements and protecting your future
We have a strong success rate in resolving financial disputes, whether you are looking to protect your wealth or secure your financial position for the future. Our divorce lawyers work hand-in-hand with our in-house accounting team to provide clients with a detailed overview of their family’s finances quickly, helping you to secure a fair settlement. Our Birmingham divorce lawyers do this for clients on a whole range of complex financial matters involving the family home, pensions, trusts, shareholdings and other business interests.
Child arrangements and maintenance issues
Our Birmingham team of family law solicitors have extensive experience in contact and residence, relocation and child maintenance matters. Whether during or after divorce, these matters can be emotionally challenging for parents and children, who are already vulnerable due to the separation of parents. Your solicitor will help you to find the best way forward, minimizing stress and anxiety for all involved. Managing Partner Rebecca Calden Storr is one of a handful of family lawyers in the UK to have resolved a protracted Child case via private arbitration – i.e. without going to court.
Saving time and expense, through divorce and separation matters
Our clients benefit from our first-class litigation skills. Yet, we are also keen advocates in moving families forward using binding, swift and cost-effective alternatives to the traditional Court route. Aptly referred to as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) these methods encourage the parties to find common ground through dialogue. We offer three types of ADR arbitration at Stowe: arbitration, mediation and collaborative law, which your solicitor will talk you through when laying out your options. Solutions found during ADR often lead to an easier divorce due to reducing misunderstandings on family finances, the family home and arrangements for any children involved.
Starting the divorce process with Stowe
Every family and separation is unique because of the people, lifestyles and assets involved – so, at Stowe, we start by understanding your situation implicitly. Your divorce lawyers will then explain the divorce process in language you will understand, including options available to you, along with timescales and how to avoid delays and complications. Next, we offer help with…
Applying for divorce using a divorce petition
As the applicant, you will need to fill out this form, specifying your reasoning for requesting the dissolution of your marriage. Your spouse may disagree with your reasoning, creating a contested divorce, which is usually more difficult and expensive than an uncontested divorce. Your solicitor will help you to avoid such pitfalls.
Responding to a divorce petition
If your spouse has applied for a divorce, you will be served with a divorce petition. Responding correctly requires an understanding of the legal terminology used, which is confusing to most. Again, your solicitor will guide you through this – allowing you to decide how to proceed.