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Stowe Family Law LLP
29 E Parade
Our family law solicitors have been serving the local community for many years. Our firm has a dedicated family law team, made up of solicitors who are highly experienced in dealing with divorce and a wide range of family matters.
The team at Stowe Family Law is committed to providing a high level of client care and working towards positive outcomes for their clients. They understand that going through a relationship breakdown or dealing with domestic violence can be a very difficult and emotional time, and they strive to provide practical guidance and support to help clients navigate the legal process. They approach each case with a constructive and pragmatic attitude and take a non-confrontational approach to resolving disputes, always keeping the best interests of the children and family members in mind.
We assist individuals and families in the local community who are going through a relationship breakup, such as divorce, cohabitation troubles, the dissolution of civil unions, settling financial concerns, and making child custody arrangements.
We also offer divorce advice to local professionals, wealthy locals, ex-pats from the UK, and foreign nationals who now reside in or have just vacated the country.
One of the areas of expertise at Stowe Family Law is dealing with financial matters in the context of a relationship breakdown. We have significant expertise in advising on financial settlements, including matters related to child support, child arrangement orders, spousal maintenance, and property division.
Additionally, we may offer counsel on cohabitation agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and more. In order to get the greatest result for their financial circumstances, they will collaborate with clients. Therefore, we can assist you whether you’re interested in arranging child custody agreements, financial settlements, prenuptial agreements (prenups), or moving forward with your divorce.
Our Huddersfield divorce solicitors are committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way wherever possible and can support you to reach a voluntary settlement, whether through solicitors, via mediation or the collaborative law process, to help you resolve even the most difficult and emotive family law matters without the need to go to court.
Our in-house accounting staff collaborates with all of our family lawyers. We have years of experience in tax, real estate, appraisals, accounting, and pensions guarantee that you’ll receive a comprehensive understanding of the finances and assets in your marriage, throughout the divorce process. If you are seeking expert advice from a collaborative lawyer, our divorce solicitors provide advice with their pragmatic approach and extensive experience.
The team is led by Regional Director, Rachel Roberts, who has a great deal of knowledge & expertise in dealing with complex cases, including those involving civil partnerships, divorce settlements and financial settlements.
We personalise our services to the demands of the clients since our expertise has taught us that every situation is different. We employ a compassionate and empathic approach to get the best possible outcome for you and your family while adhering to a comprehensive approach to stress reduction.
In acknowledgement of our approach, Stowe Family Law was the winner of the Family Law Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018.
Stowe Family Law was recognised as the Family Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire Legal Awards and has been shortlisted again as a finalist for the ‘Family Law Award’ in 2020.
Our divorce lawyers will be there every step of the way throughout the divorce process, ensuring your emotional needs and managing your family finances and dispute resolution.
Our team of lawyers take a constructive approach to ensure the best positive outcome. We offer a plethora of services, from relocation issues to issues with civil partnerships; we have the expertise and skills to help your overall journey with the divorce process and to reach a financial settlement that is fair.
Contact our elite team of family solicitors in Huddersfield today for a consultation.
Our established team of family lawyers are located just outside of Huddersfield in the town of Slaithwaite. You’ll find our office in Empire House on Lewisham Rd, only a 4-minute walk around the corner from Slaithwaite Railway Station. If you’re travelling by car, our office can be reached via the A62 (Manchester Rd) from Huddersfield. Empire House has a small customer car park or there is free 1-hour parking on Lewisham Rd. Alternatively, there are car parks nearby at Carr Lane Car Park and Slaithwaite Railway Station Car Park.
Our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday
and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Divorce is rarely instigated without good reason; it often takes a heavy heart and often months, if not years, of frustration, stress and anguish in trying to make a relationship work before getting to this point, so whether you’re looking to start the divorce process, or whether you’ve received the divorce papers (divorce application), you’ll need expert support that is delivered with sympathy and compassion to get you through this trying time.
The divorce process will likely be new to you and many aspects of it will feel alien, from the multitude of forms to complete, through to the archaic legal language that can often do more to provoke frustration, rather than offer clarity.
It’s for this reason that we take great care to outline the emotional, practical and legal challenges that lie ahead whilst providing the next steps so that you can move forward to achieve the outcome you’re looking for.
We can provide guidance on completing the divorce application or on responding to it, all the way through to negotiating financial settlements and child custody (child arrangement orders). Our expert team is based in offices located on Northumberland Street (HD1) so we’re well placed to help you if you’re looking for Huddersfield divorce solicitors.
You cannot begin divorce proceedings until you have been married for at least a year.
To start, you need to submit an application to the court (Form D8) with a declaration that your marriage has broken
This is usually made online via a court portal (although you can make a paper application) and requires a payment of
You can apply for a divorce by yourself (sole applicant) or make a joint application with your ex-spouse (joint applicants).
Alternatively, if you receive a divorce application from your spouse, you are called the respondent in the legal process.
Our divorce lawyers in Huddersfield can provide support and guidance in completing this divorce application.
If your spouse has made the application for divorce as a sole applicant, the court will send you (the respondent) a
copy of the application by email with a follow-up letter from the court with details of how to access the application.
You will find the completed divorce application, the Notice of Proceedings, and the Acknowledgment of Service within
In most instances, you should receive the divorce application within 28 days of it being issued by the court. The applicant however can ask for permission to serve the application later than this.
You will need to fill in and return the Acknowledgment of Service to the court, usually within 14 days of receipt of the
Our Huddersfield 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.
Child custody lawyers and arrangements for children
Of all the challenges arising from a divorce, we find that working out the arrangements for the children (often described as child custody but legally termed as child arrangements) is often the most emotive and difficult.
While child custody can be a contentious issue, it is in the best interests of your children to reach an amicable agreement with your ex-partner wherever possible.
During this time, having the support of a child custody lawyer and child law specialist in your corner can be helpful in providing guidance on what a fair and workable arrangement might look like for you and your family.
Our expert child solicitors have extensive experience in child arrangements and will have seen a variety of solutions to suit every situation, no matter how specific or unusual. Our goal is to get the best outcome for your children and to help you to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner wherever you can.
Every marriage is unique, and often this is reflected in your finances.
Years of financial ties can be difficult to unravel and can feel like an overwhelming task. In some cases, there may be complex financial issues that need to be ironed out; involving property, shares in businesses, trusts 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 you got married; so getting specialist financial and legal help is crucial if you’re looking to protect your assets while providing for your family once the divorce is finalised.
We’ve spent decades dealing with complex financial matters, including property and estates; as well as catering to clients with assets abroad and high net worth individuals, so if achieving a fair settlement while protecting your assets is important to you, our financial settlement lawyers and forensic accounting team can help.
Also known as a ‘prenup’, prenuptial agreements can be an awkward topic to broach, but they’re designed to protect the assets of both parties should the worst come to pass.
Our prenup lawyers can help you to understand what can, and cannot, be included in a prenuptial agreement and any impact this may have for the management of your 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 expert team today.
Ending a civil partnership takes a heavy emotional toll.
Known as dissolution, the path to dissolving a civil partnership is very similar to the process of divorce.
Dissolving a civil partnership 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 in a similar vein, thought will need to be given to the sharing of assets and the arrangements for your children.
To help you through the dissolution process, our civil partnership solicitors can provide practical guidance and support to help you to achieve your desired outcome.
Our expert family law solicitors have decades of experience, 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 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 amicable resolutions lead to the best outcomes, where positive relationships persist long after your need for us has ended, so our family lawyers in Huddersfield are members of Resolution; a body of family lawyers 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.
When your relationship feels complicated and unsolvable, our team of professional divorce lawyers in Huddersfield are by your side. Whether you are facing divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, dealing with financial matters, need a Child Arrangement Order or a Cohabitation Agreement, our skilled Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield and across West Yorkshire, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK and the leading choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.