Supporting families across West Yorkshire with family law matters
Stowe Family Law’s Ilkley team are highly experienced family lawyers helping clients across West Yorkshire to navigate family law issues, including divorce settlements, collaborative law, and cohabitation.
Led by Managing Partner Sarah Barr Young, our skilled and compassionate family lawyers are committed to providing clients in Ilkley with the best possible legal advice and representation.
Clients across Yorkshire can trust in Stowe’s family solicitors to provide clarity and peace of mind, whether they are looking to reach financial agreements as a result of divorce, obtain a cohabitation agreement, or reach an agreement via collaborative law.
Different ways to deal with divorce settlements
The team in Ilkley supports many families across West Yorkshire to reach amicable divorce settlements.
Our family lawyers in Ilkley are experienced at a range of approaches, starting with direct negotiations between couples, solicitors negotiations, mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, and in a very small number of cases, the family court.
With a highly trained collaborative lawyer: Katie Kilburn, in the team, one of the most popular methods for divorce settlements in Ilkley is collaborative law.
Valued for its directness and capacity to aid communication, collaborative family law is a very effective method of alternative dispute resolution, and is used by many of our clients who cannot agree on divorce settlements between themselves.
Division of assets
In order to suit the unique demands of each party, our divorce lawyers in West Yorkshire may assist clients in achieving a just division of assets that reflects their particular circumstances.
The distribution of assets will be determined using a number of factors, such as whether or not the assets are of non-matrimonial origin. For instance, money that was inherited or accumulated before marriage or after a definitive divorce decree was obtained. The goal of distributing financial assets is to accommodate each party's individual needs.
The agreement reached on the division of assets must be made formal, whether it was achieved through direct communication with your ex-spouse, mediation, or legal negotiation. Our divorce lawyers in Ilkley can draft a financial consent order to make the division of assets legally binding.
One of the cases handled by Ilkley's team of family lawyers featured an unmarried couple who had been living together in West Yorkshire for a number of years, both had children from previous relationships, and had decided to purchase a home together.
Without the same legal protection as married couples, our client's worries centred on the financial security of the entire family in the event of a future divorce.
In addition to creating a thorough cohabitation agreement that was specifically tailored to the customers' needs, our Ilkley team was also able to create a deed of trust to formally document how they intended property to be split in the event of separation.
The cohabitation agreement helped our client to avoid future disputes and to improve their financial certainty.
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Ilkley today
Stowe Family Law is the largest specialist family law firm in the UK.
The Ilkley office in West Yorkshire is one of the firm's 60 nationwide locations with Sarah Barr Young, Claire Chisnall and the rest of the team offering dedicated legal support to individuals and families going through family law concerns such as divorce financial settlements, identifying cohabitation rights and division of matrimonial assets.
Whether you are beginning family law proceedings to resolve your divorce, or looking for a family lawyer who can support you with divorce finances or child arrangements, the family solicitors at Stowe Family Law's Ilkley office can help you. Contact our Ilkley team of family lawyers on 01943 600788.
Sarah advises in all aspects of family law and has experience of divorce cases involving substantial income and capital as well as businesses and trust structures. She also advises on child law, cohabitation and nuptial agreements.