A tailored approach to family law from a team that really understands.
Stowe Family Law Chester is dedicated to assisting clients with their family law matters. Our experienced family lawyers in Cheshire can support families in navigating the legal system and dealing with family law matters.
The Cheshire team, led by Partner Matthew Taylor, is committed to providing clients with professional and compassionate legal representation on all family law matters. These include divorce, financial arrangements, child arrangements, adoption, domestic abuse, prenuptial agreements, and more.
Whether you are going through a difficult separation, making financial arrangements after divorce, or seeking advice on child law, our Chester family lawyers provide a personalised approach and tailored solutions to suit your unique situation.
Debt division in the event of divorce
Debt management as part of a divorce settlement is a common issue handled by our Chester divorce attorneys. Debt, regardless of size or ownership, can easily become a contentious issue in a divorce financial settlement.
One such case involved a couple who owned marital assets both individually and jointly. They also shared responsibility for some long-term debt incurred during their marriage.
The team assisted our client in obtaining an accurate financial picture and confirming that both parties were liable.
After establishing these key details, discussions were held to determine how the debt would be cleared and to identify a fair financial settlement that was mutually agreeable under the circumstances.
Securing freezing orders for clients
When clients are concerned that their ex-partner is hiding or preparing to dispose of financial assets, they can apply to the family courts for a freezing order, also known as freezing injunction.
Our Chester team has assisted clients in Cheshire in gathering the necessary documentation to demonstrate asset risk and successfully obtaining freezing orders to protect assets.
The freezing order issued by the family court legally prevents the other party from selling, hiding, or transferring assets before a specific time, which is usually when the divorce financial settlement is reached.
Through divorce mediation, the Chester team assists many couples in the North West in reaching amicable divorce settlements.
This out-of-court divorce approach helps couples reach agreements on the terms of their divorce, such as child custody arrangements, interim financial arrangements, marital asset division, coparenting, and other practical aspects of divorce.
Divorce lawyers at Stowe advise clients during mediation before converting the agreements reached into a legally binding document.
A number of Stowe's divorce lawyers are trained mediators, and we also have access to a nationwide network of professional mediators who can help you in this area.
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Chester today
Stowe Family Law is the only national law firm dedicated solely to family law, with the largest team of specialised family lawyers in the UK, with over 70 offices across England and Wales.
The Chester team of family lawyers can assist you whether you are going through a divorce, reaching a financial settlement, or looking to protect your interests until a divorce settlement is reached.
The law firm's family solicitors are experienced and compassionate, including Senior Associate Rebecca Finnigan and Associate Solicitor Megan Brookfield. Each member of the family law team is committed to making the often-complex legal language easier to understand and providing support for clients every step of the way.
Our Chester office can be found at Regus House, just 2.7 miles south of Chester city centre following the A483. The office is also very accessible from the North Wales Expressway (A55) if you take junction 38. There is ample parking available at the Regus Chester building. The office can also be accessed by bus, if you take the number 1 or X4 and get off at Lakewood Bus Stop.
Our Chester team of family solicitors can be contacted on 01244 885130.
Matthew is a Senior Associate and was noted in the Legal 500 for being ‘excellent’ and thinking ‘through cases very carefully to make very sound tactical decisions.’ His specialism is resolving financial issues following a divorce or separation and he frequently advises clients on cohabitation issues. He is based at our Liverpool office.