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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.

Office address

The Senate
Southernhay Gardens
Exeter
EX1 1UG

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
5th Floor
Minerva House
29 E Parade
Leeds
LS1 5PS

Successful Exeter divorce and family lawyers

Our team of divorce and family lawyers in Exeter is led by Partner, Amy Langford.

We are recognised for our compassionate and practical approach that provides our clients with guidance and a sense of conviction at a time that’s often fraught with frustration and anxiety. Our team have decades of expertise in all areas of family law with a particular focus on resolving complex financial matters and protecting the welfare of children.

Many of our clients are professionals or high-net-worth individuals, some with international assets and links. We also advise ex-pats and overseas nationals, currently living in the UK, or have lived in the UK in recent years, looking to divorce.

So whether you’re interested in creating a prenuptial agreement (prenup), negotiating child arrangement orders and financial settlements, or progressing your divorce in the most positive way possible, we can help you. We’re also well known for our work on dissolving civil partnerships and for creating cohabitation agreements should you ever need this kind of support.

We are committed to non-confrontational dispute resolution and can support you with mediation and collaborative law guidance to help you resolve even the most difficult and emotive family law matters without the need to go to court.

Our team of Exeter family lawyers

Jemma Slavin
My experience has taught me that each case is unique so I deliver a bespoke service to cli...
Regional Director, Midlands, South West & Wales
Louise Chipchase
I have extensive experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, co...
Managing Partner, South West & Wales
Amy Langford
Offering practical and realistic advice, I strive to help clients manage any long-term fin...
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
Rachel Fisher
From the outset, my clients are my main priority and I will strive to reach a prompt and f...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Elizabeth Lacey
I advise on all aspects of family law including divorce, separation and cohabitation.  I ...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Zoe Carter
I specialise in Child Law matters acting regularly for both parents and grandparents with ...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Lucy Chandler
Lucy joined Stowe Family Law’s Cardiff office as a Solicitor in August 2021.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Georgina Nelson
Georgina Nelson joined Stowe Family Law’s Cardiff & Bristol family law offices as a ...
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Katy Jordan
Katy joined Stowe Family Law’s South West and Wales team as a Solicitor in 2021.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Jennifer Hargreaves
Jennifer joined Stowe’s South West & Wales team as a Solicitor in 2022.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Joanna Dale
Joanna joined Stowe Family Law’s South West & Wales team in early 2022.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Zoe Holmes
Zoe is Stowe Family Law’s Regional Team Leader for Legal Assistants in the Midlands,...
Regional Team Leader (Midlands, South West & Wales)
Sian Gibbon
Sian is a Legal Assistant at Stowe Family Law’s Bristol & Cardiff offices.  ...
Legal Assistant
 
Lisa Smith
Lisa is a Legal Assistant based at our Bristol office.
Legal Assistant
 
Rachael Lodge
Rachael is a Legal Assistant based out of Stowe Family Law’s Bristol office.
Legal Assistant

Expert Exeter 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 Exeter family law solicitors

Our Exeter family solicitors office is easily accessible to clients in the city centre, as well as areas such as Sowton, Matford, Nadderwater, Cowley and Shillingford Abbot.

There is limited on street parking on Magdalen Road. The office is an 11-minute walk away from Exeter Central train station.

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 Exeter

  • 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.

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

    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 Southernhay Gardens (EX1) so we’re well placed to help you if you’re looking for divorce solicitors in Exeter.

  • 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 Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter?

    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 persist long after your need for us had ended, so all of our Exeter 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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