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0161 926 1410

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

WorkSmart Altrincham Hub
12-14 Shaw’s Road
WA14 1QU

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
Yorkshire House
Greek Street

An expert team of top family lawyers in Altrincham & Hale

Having advised and supported many local families, Stowe has been a key player in Altrincham’s family law solicitor scene for more than a decade.

We act for a broad range of families in Cheshire; including those where the family home is the main asset, and high-net-worth individuals with assets such as family businesses or trusts. Whether you’re married and looking for support with a divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, cohabitation agreements, issues around child custody (child arrangements) or other family law matters, we can help you reach an amicable agreement.

Specialist team of family solicitors

Stowe Family Law’s goal is to be the very best family law firm in each area where it has offices by hiring only the best specialist family solicitors with excellent track records in their field. Our family law team is recognised for our compassionate and pragmatic approach, providing our clients with guidance and a sense of conviction at a time that’s often fraught with anxiety and frustration.

We are committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way wherever possible 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.

On your side in family court

Managing Partner Helen Miller and her team of specialist family solicitors & divorce lawyers are based on Shaw’s Road in Altrincham.  We will listen attentively to your needs and throughout your case, ensure that you are supported by a divorce lawyer with the right experience and approach to suit your circumstances.

Helen places a strong emphasis on excellent client care. Our Altrincham family law solicitors include members of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and national family law organisation Resolution.

Protecting your finances

All of our Altrincham divorce solicitors work with our in-house forensic accounting team. Years of tax, property, valuations, accounts and pension knowledge ensures you get a clear picture and value of the finance and assets in your marriage.

Our team of Altrincham family lawyers

Helen Miller
Hardworking and tactically minded, I combine knowledge and experience with empathy to ensu...
Managing Partner, North West
Nastassia Burton
As a family lawyer who “knows exactly how to achieve the best results for clients.”...
Team Leader Partner, Altrincham, Manchester & Knutsford
Camilla Burton-Baddeley
I deal with all aspects of family law with a specialism in matrimonial finance and private...
Partner, Altrincham & Stockton Heath
Faye Bentley
Faye possesses extensive experience in handling various facets of divorce and financial re...
Senior Associate, Altrincham, Chester & Crewe
Gabrielle Read-Thomas
I advise clients on all elements of a relationship breakdown including financial settlemen...
Senior Associate, Altrincham
Jennifer Reddy
Highly regarded for my friendly manner, I am committed to providing my clients with the ad...
Senior Associate, Altrincham & Knutsford
Emily Davies
Emily will always take a pragmatic approach and ensure her client’s feel supported t...
Associate, Altrincham & Stockton Heath
Heather Arnold
Heather is a Associate based in Stowe’s Altrincham, Stoke-on-Trent & Crewe offic...
Associate, Altrincham, Stoke-on-Trent & Crewe
Nicole Turner
Nicole undertakes work on a diverse range of family matters including divorce and separati...
Associate, Altrincham, Crewe & Knutsford
Tamara Adams
Determined and compassionate, Tamara is known for her straightforward and constructive app...
Associate, Manchester & Altrincham
Mollie Greenwood
Mollie is a Trainee Solicitor in Stowe Family Law’s Altrincham office.
Trainee Solicitor, Altrincham, Crewe, Knutsford & Stockton Heath
Wendy McManus
Wendy is a Legal Assistant based in our Altrincham office.  
Legal Assistant, Cheshire

Expert Altrincham family solicitors by your side

Our experience has taught us that every case is unique, so we tailor our services to the clients’ needs. We believe in a holistic approach to alleviate stress and work with compassion and empathy to secure the most cost-effective outcome for you and your family.

What our clients say

Visit our Altrincham family law solicitors

Our welcoming office, on Shaw’s Road in Altrincham, is discreetly situated on a quiet street away from the busy town centre but it is still less than 30 minutes from Central Manchester, close to the local motorway network and a short 4-minute walk from Altrincham Interchange station. There is on-street parking nearby for those travelling by car.

Since the office opened in 2008 we have been serving clients living locally in Altrincham, Hale, Bowdon, Sale, Lymm, Knutsford, Grappenhall, Stockton Heath, Appleton, High Legh and throughout Cheshire.

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 Altrincham

Our family law and divorce expertise in Altrincham

  • Divorce law

    Deciding to instigate the divorce process isn’t a decision that’s taken lightly. So, whether you want to start divorce proceedings, or you’ve received divorce papers, you’ll appreciate having expert support that is delivered with sympathy and compassion to help you through this trying time.

    It’s likely that the divorce process will be new to you. Many aspects of divorce will feel unfamiliar, from the archaic legal language through to the many forms that will eventually need to be completed and posted. The divorce process can often do more to provoke frustration, rather than to offer clarity, so it’s for this reason that we take great care to provide guidance on the emotional, legal and practical challenges that lie ahead whilst outlining the next steps so that you can move forward to achieve the outcome you need.

    We can provide guidance on completing the divorce petition, and on responding to it. We can also help you through negotiating financial settlements (also known as divorce settlements) and child custody (child arrangement orders). Our expert team is based in offices located on Shaw’s Road (WA14) so we’re well placed to help you if you’re looking for divorce solicitors in Altrincham and Cheshire.

  • 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 specialist 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 Altrincham 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

    Following a divorce, among the most emotive of issues that need to be handled is that of child arrangements (formerly known as child custody). While this process can be challenging, it’s important that wherever possible, an amicable solution is reached so that a child arrangement order can be finalised to provide much-needed closure.

    Family law matters like these can be contentious, so having the support of a child law specialist can make all the difference. An expert in child law can provide guidance on what a fair and workable arrangement might look like for you and your family while drawing up child maintenance terms to suit you that are likely to be accepted by your ex-partner.

    Our Altrincham child solicitors have extensive experience in child custody 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

    Every marriage is unique, and often this is reflected in your finances. Years of financial ties can be difficult to unpick and this can feel like a daunting task. In some cases, there may be complex financial issues that need to be clarified; involving propertyshares in businessestrusts or assets overseas. Financial settlements (commonly known as Divorce settlements) can cover everything from the family home, pensions, investments, through to assets you owned before your marriage began; so getting specialist financial and legal help is critical if you’re looking to protect your assets while providing for your family once the divorce is finalised.

    Our family law team have spent decades dealing with complex financial matters, including property and estates; as well as catering to high net worth individuals and clients with assets abroad, so if achieving a balanced settlement while protecting your assets is important to you, our financial settlement lawyers and forensic accounting team can help with your financial order.

  • Prenuptial agreements

    Also known as a ‘prenup’, prenuptial agreements can be an awkward topic to deal with, but they’re designed to protect the assets of both parties should the worst come to pass and provide great peace of mind. Our prenup lawyers can help you to understand what can, and cannot, be included in a prenuptial agreement and the likely impact this may have for the management of your wealth, finances and overall estate. If you have complex financial affairs that you would like to see protected with a prenuptial agreement, book in a consultation with our family law team today.

  • Civil partnership dissolution

    Taking the decision to end a civil partnership will feel like a very scary and ‘final’ step. While some people are familiar with the concept of divorce, comparatively, the path to dissolving a civil partnership can seem much less clear.

    The path to dissolving a civil partnership is known as dissolution, and this can only be instigated after you’ve been in the partnership for a year. You will be entitled to all the same benefits and entitlements as those who get divorced, and so thought will need to be given to the arrangements made for your children and the sharing of assets. To support you through the dissolution process, our civil partnership solicitors can provide practical guidance to help you to achieve your desired outcome.

  • Why choose Stowe Family Law solicitors in Altrincham?

    Our expert family law solicitors have decades of experience in family legal services, as well as access to hundreds of years of expertise from our teams across the country. We’re the UK’s largest family law specialist, delivering tailored divorce 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.

    Often the best outcomes are achieved through amicable resolutions, where positive relationships persist long after your need for us had ended, so our Altrincham 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.

    Clients frequently cite our compassion, empathy and our ability to deliver the ‘hard facts’ and clear guidance they need to move forward with their case, and their lives. To hear more about what our clients think about us and our approach, watch our video here.

  • Updates from our Altrincham office

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When your relationship feels complicated and unsolvable, our team of professional divorce lawyers in Altrincham 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 skilled Altrincham 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 Altrincham and across Greater Manchester, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK, and the leading choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.


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