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.
2 Wey Court
Stowe Family Law LLP
29 E Parade
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.
In addition to this, our Guildford family law solicitors distribute practical legal advice to a range of clients with differing issues. Our family law team are there to help with financial agreements, civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation agreements and any related family law matters.
We have a high success rate in settling financial conflicts, whether you want to protect your wealth or secure your future financial situation. Working collaboratively with our in-house accounting team allows us to obtain a fair settlement for you and your family. We take care of financial arrangements, financial disputes and any divorce financial settlement.
We understand the practical and emotional issues people face when going through a divorce or separation and are passionate about supporting our clients throughout.
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.
As a team, Stowe Family Law provide a multitude of family law services to help the community. Our expert family law solicitors take a thorough and professional approach with any divorce process and any difficult personal scenario. Get in touch at our law solicitors in Guildford for family law expertise.
Our team of family lawyers are available for guidance in any family law matters. Contact our firm and have an initial consultation with a trained collaborative lawyer regarding family mediation, divorce proceedings, postnuptial agreements and any personal circumstances.
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Our Guildford office is located at 2 Wey Court, Mary Rd, just a 8-minute walk from Guildford Train Station. For those travelling by car, Wey Court has a car park for clients to use. There is also a bus stop nearby on Woodbridge Rd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.