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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.

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St Nicholas House
31-34 High St
Bristol
BS1 2AW

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Stowe Family Law LLP
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Our team of Bristol family lawyers

Jemma Slavin
My experience has taught me that each case is unique so I deliver a bespoke service to cli...
Regional Director, London & South East
Louise Chipchase
I have extensive experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, co...
Regional Director, South West & Wales
Marjha Golding-Evans
Marjha specialises in High Net Worth Divorce and Financial Settlements, with a focus on ha...
Managing Partner, South West & Wales
Amy Langford
Offering practical and realistic advice, I strive to help clients manage any long-term fin...
Team Leader Partner, South West & Wales
Lauren Roche
Lauren adopts a robust and pragmatic approach to resolving family law problems, providing ...
Team Leader Partner, South West & Wales
Rachel Fisher
From the outset, my clients are my main priority and I will strive to reach a prompt and f...
Team Leader Partner, South West & Wales
Joanna Newton
I advise on all aspects of divorce with significant experience in complex financial and ch...
Partner, South West & Wales
Zoe Carter
I specialise in Child Law matters acting regularly for both parents and grandparents with ...
Partner, South West & Wales
Georgina Nelson
Georgina has an empathetic and caring approach and always wants to ensure to resolve matte...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Helen Hanson
Helen is a Senior Associate based in Stowe’s Cheltenham office.
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Katy Jordan
Katy specialises in divorce and separation, division of financial assets following the bre...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Abi Jones
Abi accepts instructions in divorce, finances and child arrangements.
Associate, South West & Wales
Eleanor Lorimer
Eleanor’s expertise lies in the resolution of financial issues that arise upon divor...
Associate, South West & Wales
Joanna Dale
Joanna joined Stowe Family Law’s South West & Wales team in early 2022.
Associate, South West & Wales
Judit Kerese
Judit deals with all aspects of family law, with a particular interest in divorce and fina...
Associate, South West and Wales
Lucy Chandler
Empathetic and constructive, Lucy adopts a clear and methodical approach to family law, gu...
Associate, South West & Wales
Hannah Saunders
Hannah is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Cardiff office.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Jennifer Hargreaves
Jennifer joined Stowe’s South West & Wales team as a Solicitor in 2022.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Lauren Ashforth
Lauren specialises in all areas of family law, such as divorce and matrimonial finance and...
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Rachael Lodge
Rachael is a Trainee Solicitor based out of Stowe Family Law’s Bristol office.
Trainee Solicitor, South West & Wales
Sian Gibbon
Sian is the Regional Team Leader for the Midlands and the South West managing a team of Le...
Regional Team Leader (Midlands & South West)
 
Becka Headley
Becka is a Paralegal based in Stowe’s Exeter office.        
Paralegal, Exeter
Lisa Smith
Lisa is a Legal Assistant based at our Bristol office.
Legal Assistant, South West and Wales
 
Portia Moore
Portia is a legal assistant based in our Bristol office.
Legal Assistant, Bristol
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Successful Bristol family law solicitors and divorce lawyers

Our clients know they can rely on us because we take a sympathetic yet realistic approach to divorce, giving them direction and confidence through a trying time. Our family law team has decades of experience, with an emphasis on resolving complex financial issues and issues relating to the welfare of children.

Helping you before, during and after separation – family law solicitors Bristol

Many of our clients are either professionals or high net worth individuals, and many of them have affiliations and assets internationally. We also help foreign nationals who are presently residing in or have recently resided in the United Kingdom and are in the process of filing for divorce from their spouse.

Therefore, whether you are interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement(prenup), negotiating child arrangement orders and financial settlements, or moving forward with your divorce in the most positive way possible, we are able to offer you realistic advice so you can accomplish these objectives . Should you ever find yourself in a position where you want assistance of this type, you may rely on us to assist you in dissolving a civil partnership and drafting cohabitation agreements.

Bristol Family Law Team

Our divorce and family lawyers in Bristol are overseen by Regional Director Jemma Slavin, a highly experienced and recognised family lawyer.

We’re dedicated to finding non-confrontational solutions to legal disputes and can offer family mediation and collaborative law advice to assist you get through even the most contentious family law matters.

Expert Bristol family solicitors by your side

We will guide you through the legal, practical and emotional considerations of divorce and family law matters; helping to dial down the stress and allow the space you need to make well-informed decisions for your future. For those that would like to share their experiences and get the input of others who are going through the divorce process, we support The Bristol Break-up Club.

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Visit our Bristol family law solicitors

Our Bristol family solicitors office is easily accessible to clients in the city centre, as well as areas such as Clifton, Failand, Henleaze, Redland, Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop and Westbury-on-Trym.

If arriving by car, the office can be accessed by departing the A38 via Baldwin St. There is parking at NCP Bristol Nelson Street MSCP, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 3DB. The nearest bus stop is Baldwin Street (R11). If arriving by train, the nearest station is Bristol Temple Meads, from which it’s a 14-minute walk to our office.

Our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.
and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Understanding what you're going through

  • Making family law easier to grasp

  • Helping to take the strain

  • Tailoring our services for you and your circumstances

Our family law and divorce expertise in Bristol

Our family law and divorce expertise in Bristol

  • Divorce law

    Whether you’re looking to divorce your partner, or you’re responding to a divorce application made by your spouse, you’ll be looking for expert help and support, delivered sympathetically and with compassion.

    The divorce process can be confusing, and for many, it can instil a sense of anxiety and frustration; which is why we take great care to outline the emotional, practical and legal challenges that lie ahead whilst providing next steps so that you can move forward to achieve the outcome you’re looking for.

    We can provide guidance on completing the divorce application, through to negotiating financial settlements and child custody (child arrangement orders). Our expert team is based in offices located on Queen Square (BS1) so we’re well placed to help you if you’re looking for divorce solicitors in Bristol.

  • Starting a divorce application

    A divorce application marks the start of your divorce process. You can apply for a divorce by yourself (sole applicant) or make a joint application with your ex-spouse (joint applicants). Getting this early part right is important as it can help to save you time and money; it can also help to make the process more amicable. Our divorce lawyers can support you in completing and submitting the divorce application to prevent delays.

  • Responding to a divorce application

    If you’ve been served with a divorce application and named as the respondent, it’s sometimes unclear as to how you should respond; you’ll be presented with a lot of legal wording and expressions that do more to create frustration than they do to provide clarity. Our Bristol divorce lawyers can help you to respond to a divorce application while preparing you to get the best possible outcome for you, and for your family.

  • Arrangements for children and child custody

    Working out your arrangements for child custody can be a difficult and emotional step, and while it can become a contentious issue, it is in the best interests of your children to reach an amicable agreement with your ex-partner. It is helpful to have the support of a child law specialist on-hand to provide guidance on what a fair and workable arrangement might look like for you and your family. Our Bristol child solicitors have extensive experience in child arrangement cases and have seen a variety of solutions to suit every situation, no matter how niche. Our goal is to get the best outcome for your children and to help you to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner where possible.

  • Financial settlements in divorce

    Each marriage is different, and this is always reflected in your finances. Trying to unpick years of financial ties can feel like an overwhelming task, and there are often complex financial issues that need to be resolved. Financial Settlements (commonly known as Divorce settlements) can cover everything from pensions, to investments, the family home, and even assets you owned before you got married; so getting expert financial and legal help is important if you’re looking to protect your assets while providing for your family once the divorce is finalised.

    We have experience in dealing with complex financial matters, property and estates; as well as catering to high net worth individuals and clients with assets abroad, so if you are looking to achieve a fair settlement while protecting your assets, our financial settlement lawyers and forensic accounting team can help you.

  • Civil partnership dissolution

    Like divorce, ending a civil partnership will take a heavy emotional toll. While some are familiar with the concept of divorce, for many, the path to dissolving a civil partnership will be much less clear; this process is known as dissolution and can only be instigated after you’ve been in a civil partnership for a year. If you choose to dissolve your civil partnership, you will be entitled to all the same benefits and entitlements as those who get divorced, and in a similar vein, thought will need to be given to the sharing of assets, arrangements for children. The main difference between dissolution and divorce is that you cannot use ‘adultery’ as your grounds for dissolution, this must instead fall under ‘unreasonable behaviour’. To help you navigate a dissolution, our expert team can provide practical guidance and peace of mind.

  • Why choose Stowe Family Law solicitors in Bristol?

    Our expert family law solicitors have decades of experience and have access to hundreds of years worth of expertise from our teams across the country. We’re the UK’s largest family law specialist, delivering tailored service and expertise, locally to you.

    Our client-centric approach has seen us recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for our commitment to outstanding client service and client success.

    We understand that the best outcomes are often achieved amicably, where positive relationships remain long after your need for us had ended, so all of our Bristol lawyers are members of Resolution; a network of legal experts who are committed to promoting a constructive approach to dispute resolution that focuses on meeting the needs of the whole family and achieving a positive outcome.

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