A tailored approach to family law from a team that really understands
The team at Stowe Family Law Esher is committed to supporting clients through their family law matters. Our skilled family lawyers can help families in Surrey as they navigate the legal system and deal with family law issues like division of debt during divorce, obtaining freezing orders, and achieving collaborative divorce.
Headed by Managing Partner Emma Newman, the Esher team are recognised for their expertise in all areas of family law including resolving complex financial matters and protecting the welfare of children following a divorce or relationship breakdown.
Whether you are going through a challenging separation, making financial arrangements following divorce, or looking for advice on out of court divorce, our empathetic and proactive team of family solicitors can help you.
Division of debt on divorce
An issue often handled by our divorce lawyers in Esher is the management of debt as part of a wider divorce settlement.
Debt can easily become a contentious issue in a divorce financial settlement irrespective of scale or whether in joint or sole names.
One such case involved a couple who had a number of marital assets, individually and jointly owned. It was also disclosed that they were jointly responsible for some long-term debt incurred during the marriage.
The team supported their client to get a clear and full picture of the financial situation, and confirm that both parties were liable. Once these details were established, discussions were held to agree how the debt would be cleared and identify a fair financial settlement that was mutually agreeable under the circumstances.
Securing freezing orders for clients
Freezing orders, otherwise known as freezing injunctions, can be applied for from the family courts when clients have concerns that their ex-partner is hiding or preparing to dispose of financial assets.
Our Esher team has helped clients in Surrey to gather the necessary documentation to evidence the risk to assets, and successfully secure freezing orders to protect assets.
The family court-issued freezing order legally prevents the other party from selling, hiding or transferring the assets before a specific time, typically when the divorce financial settlement is reached.
The team in Esher supports many families across Surrey to reach amicable divorce settlements using divorce mediation.
This out-of-court approach to divorce helps couples to reach agreements about the terms of their divorce including finances, property, and children, including arrangements for children, interim financial arrangements, divisions of marital assets, co-parenting, and any other practical elements of divorce.
Stowe’s divorce solicitors in Surrey support clients during mediation before converting the agreements reached during mediation into a legally binding document.
At Stowe, a number of our divorce lawyers are trained mediators while we also have access to a nationwide network of professional mediators in Surrey who can support you in this area.
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Esher today
With the largest team of specialised family lawyers in the UK, Stowe Family Law is the only national law firm devoted exclusively to family law.
The Esher office offers legal services to individuals and families in the Surrey area dealing with family law matters such as divorce, financial settlements and alternative divorce resolution (ADR).
The Esher team are experienced and compassionate family solicitors, including Partners Niamh McCarthy and Gemma Artus, both committed and talented lawyers who make the often-complex legal language easier to understand, providing support for clients every step of the way.
Whether you are going through a divorce, reaching a financial resolution, or looking to protect your interests until a divorce settlement is reached, the family lawyers at Stowe Family Law's Esher office can help you.
Our office is conveniently located at The Bellbourne, 103 High St, next to Waitrose, making it very easy to find for first-time clients. Client parking is available and located directly behind the office (accessed via the Waitrose car park). The office is a useful extension of our London office offering the same services and specialists without having to trek into the capital whilst being accessible for clients from surrounding areas such as Kingston upon Thames, Weybridge, Epsom, Twickenham and Guildford. Call our Esher office today on 01372 571126.
Emma joined us in September 2017 and is the Managing Partner of our Esher, Guildford & Brighton offices. She advises on all aspects of family law and assists clients going through a separation whether they are married, in a civil partnership or unmarried.