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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

1 Farnham Rd

Postal address

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

Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in Guildford

The expert team of family lawyers in Guildford is headed up by Emma Newman, a highly regarded lawyer with over 20 years of practice experience in Surrey.

We are recognised for our expertise in all areas of family law with a particular focus on resolving complex financial matters and protecting the welfare of children following a divorce or relationship breakdown.

We act for clients across Surrey ranging from high-net-worth families with substantial assets, income and investments through to professional families and stay at home parents.

Protecting your finances – family solicitors Guildford

We have a strong success rate in resolving financial disputes, whether you are looking to protect your wealth or secure your financial position for the future. Working hand-in-hand with our in-house accounting team helps us to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. 

By your side – Guildford divorce lawyers

We understand the practical and emotional issues people face when going through a divorce or separation and are passionate about supporting our clients throughout.

Our team of Guildford family lawyers

Emma Newman
Having been through a divorce myself, I understand the emotional issues and the need to su...
Managing Partner, Esher, Guildford & Brighton
Niamh McCarthy
My approach is to put my clients at ease from the outset and take time to discuss their ob...
Partner, Esher, Guildford & Brighton
Sarah Hodges
I work across all areas of family law including divorce, financial and children issues wit...
Senior Associate, Esher, Guildford, Reigate & Brighton
Nicola Beasley
Nicola joined Stowe Family Law’s Esher office as a Solicitor in 2021
Solicitor, Esher, Guildford & Brighton
Abi Woollaston
Abi is a Legal Assistant based in our Esher office.
Legal Assistant

What our clients say

Stowe Family Law Guildford

Whatever you’re facing as a family, in whatever shape yours is, was, or will be, we’ll be here to listen to what you have to say and help with what you need to do.

As the only national law firm completely dedicated to family matters. we don’t touch anything else.

In us, you will have an ally who understands what you are going through and takes the strain.

Meaning you can move forward in life from a position of strength.

Handled with care.

  • 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

More about our office in Guildford

  • How to find our Guildford office

    Stowe Family Law LLP, 1 Farnham Rd, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4RG

    Our office is located a 3-minute walk from Guildford Railway station. If you exit the station via the Guildford Park Road exit, turn left and when you reach the end of the road the building is on the left. If you exit the station from the main entrance, turn right out of the station and turn onto Walnut Tree Road, then turn right onto Bridge Street and then right onto Farnham Road (A31).

    For those travelling by car, the Farnham Road multi-story car park is the best place to park Farnham Road Carpark, Guildford, GU2 7NP and is a 1-minute walk from the office

    The office is easily accessible to clients from surrounding areas such as Farnborough, Woking, Epsom, Camberley, Farnham, Crawley and Esher.

    Our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.

    And 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • If you are looking to get divorced or separated

    Legally ending a relationship is a key life decision that is not taken lightly.  For most people, it is the only remaining course of action following considerable time and effort trying to save a marriage.  Whether you want to start the divorce process, or have received divorce papers from your spouse, our divorce solicitors give expert divorce advice in a language you will understand.  They do so with compassion and empathy.

    The divorce process is probably new to you.  Many aspects will feel unfamiliar, such as archaic legal jargon and the many forms that will need filling out and posting.  The divorce process often causes confusion and frustration, instead of providing much-needed clarity.  Our solicitors take great care in delivering that clarity as well as guidance on the emotional, legal and practical challenges ahead.

    After understanding your situation and goals, we will explain how things are likely to play out.  We will present alternative options where appropriate, to help you achieve the result you need.

  • Non-confrontational approach

    Our divorce solicitors are members of Resolution, an organisation that promotes a non-confrontational approach for divorce.  In our experience, this provides better outcomes for families. Where possible we will encourage and facilitate dialogue between both parties so that at least basic arrangements can be agreed for family finances and children.

    We also offer mediation, which is a process conducted by one of our qualified mediators to help both parties reach a compromise on any sticking points.  These points are usually children and finance related.  We offer mediation to help encourage openness and willingness to communicate.  Two alternatives to divorce mediation are collaborative law and divorce arbitration – you can read more about all three here and your solicitor can explain further.

  • Child arrangements

    The most emotive part of a divorce or separation is often child arrangements (formerly known as child custody).  If you have children, their well-being takes precedence over everything else.  That is also the viewpoint of the family court and judge.  That’s because children are typically the most vulnerable people in a divorce, especially an acrimonious one.  This reinforces the importance of taking a non-conflict approach because the court will treat you more favourably if your efforts to find solutions with your spouse can be clearly demonstrated.  Having the support of a child law specialist can make a tremendous difference here.

    Our Guildford child solicitors can suggest and advise on arrangements that are both fair and workable, for you and your family.

    Drawing on their immense experience in child custody cases, our child solicitors can find the best solutions to any kind of situation.  Our goal is to achieve the best outcome for your children and where reasonably possible, help you to have a healthy relationship with your ex.

  • How much your divorce is likely to cost

    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.

  • Your entitlement to the family home

    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.

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