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.
4 The Quadrangle
Stowe Family Law LLP
29 E Parade
We pay attention to your particular situation and assist you in coming up with a practical solution for the welfare of your family. Our comprehensive approach encourages out-of-court settlements, but we recognise that litigation is occasionally necessary and employs a forceful and effective approach.
Each customer has specific demands, thus we customise our strategy and legal counsel accordingly. From the very beginning of the divorce process all the way to the end, we walk you through the practical, emotional, and legal elements of divorce (and other forms of separation).
Our extremely knowledgeable, highly experienced lawyers maintain a firm understanding of family law and the uniqueness of each case. Our family department carry out excellent legal practice for a multitude of cases, such as domestic violence injunctions, postnuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and relationship breakdowns.
While our divorce lawyers are known for being skilled litigators, we also provide out-of-court (alternative dispute resolution) options, such as mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law, that enable each spouse to come to decisions and come to agreements on finances, any children involved, and other family matters.
Along with helping our clients with the legal aspects of divorce, we always take an empathic stance and urge them to seek out to our network of family support specialists if necessary. This includes parental support groups, coaches, and therapists. We do everything in our power to represent parents during divorce proceedings and ensure the best possible solutions for the child’s welfare.
Our in-house accounting team will provide a clear picture of the assets in your marriage to create financial settlements that are fair for everybody involved. Our team are extremely efficient in all aspects of family law, including financial disputes and reaching financial agreements.
Our family law solicitors in Crewe deal with family law matters and financial arrangements, such as child maintenance. If you are seeking legal expertise regarding court proceedings on family matters, we provide a personal service when it comes to family issues.
Handled with care.
Suite 1, North Wing, 4 The Quadrangle, Crewe Hall, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UY
Our Crewe office is located south east of Crewe town centre within the grounds of Crewe Hall. We’re just a couple of minutes away from junction 16 on the M6, meaning we’re easily accessible for those both local and a little further afar. There is also ample parking available within the grounds.
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 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.
The cost of a divorce includes the court fee (currently £593) and the costs of the solicitors who assist the parties with the divorce process if they are instructed.
The person applying for the divorce (the applicant) will be responsible for covering the court fee. If the application is a joint one, applicant 1 will pay the court fee.
It is important to note that costs relating to the divorce are different from those incurred in negotiating a financial settlement and/or child arrangements.
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.
When I do becomes I don’t, our team of tried and tested divorce lawyers in Crewe are by your side.
Whether you are facing divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, dealing with financial matters, need a child arrangements order or a cohabitation agreement…
Our experienced Crewe family solicitors will guide you through the process with care and empathy, so you can move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
With family lawyers in Crewe and across Cheshire, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK, and a leading choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.