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Family solicitors you can trust in Knutsford

  • The UK’s largest law firm dedicated to family matters
  • Offering a tailored, empathetic approach to support your circumstances
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At Stowe family law we are committed to supporting you with empathy and understanding, taking the strain through difficult times while making family law easier to grasp through a tailored service specific to your circumstances.

Contact us

01565 758966

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

Booths Hall
Booths Park
Chelford Rd
Knutsford
WA16 8GS

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Stowe Family Law LLP
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Yorkshire House
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We offer an award winning service

Our team of Knutsford 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
Jennifer Reddy
Highly regarded for my friendly manner, I am committed to providing my clients with the ad...
Senior Associate, Altrincham & Knutsford
Nicole Turner
Nicole undertakes work on a diverse range of family matters including divorce and separati...
Associate, Altrincham, Nantwich & Knutsford
Mollie Greenwood
Mollie is a Trainee Solicitor in Stowe Family Law’s Altrincham office.
Trainee Solicitor, Altrincham, Nantwich, Knutsford & Stockton Heath
Wendy McManus
Wendy is a Legal Assistant based in our Altrincham office.  
Legal Assistant, Cheshire
 
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Exceptional Family Lawyers in Knutsford

Our family law firm represents a diverse array of families in Cheshire, catering to individuals from all walks of life, including those who consider their family home as their primary asset, as well as high-net-worth individuals who possess significant assets such as family businesses or trusts. Regardless of your marital status, if you’re seeking support with a divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, cohabitation agreements, complex financial matters, or facing issues related to child custody (child arrangements) and other family law issues, our team of experienced lawyers can provide the necessary assistance to help you attain a mutually beneficial resolution.

We understand the sensitivity of family law issues and the impact they can have on one’s life, which is why our focus is on facilitating amicable agreements that protect the interests of all parties involved.

Specialist family law solicitors in Knutsford

Stowe Family Law aims to be the foremost family law firm in all of the regions where it has a presence by recruiting the most exceptional specialist family solicitors with an outstanding record of accomplishments in their respective fields. Our family law team is renowned for their empathetic and rational approach, which instils in our clients a sense of guidance and assurance during a time that is frequently plagued by apprehension and exasperation. We take pride in our ability to provide practical and compassionate solutions to our clients, and our focus is to ensure that we deliver the highest level of service to them.

Out of court divorce

Our commitment is to seek non-confrontational methods of resolving disputes wherever feasible, and we can provide assistance with mediation and collaborative law advice to help you find solutions to even the most challenging and sensitive family law matters without having to resort to court. Our approach is aimed at avoiding unnecessary confrontations, and instead, we strive to facilitate amicable resolutions that meet the needs and interests of all parties involved. We believe that alternative methods of dispute resolution can be highly effective and are usually quicker, more cost-effective, and less stressful than going to court, which is why we prioritize these options wherever feasible.

Advocating for you in family court

Located on Chelford Road, Knutsford, our team of expert family solicitors and divorce lawyers, led by Managing Partner Helen Miller, are committed to listening carefully to your needs and providing you with the best possible support throughout your case. We ensure that you are paired with a lawyer who has the right experience and approach to cater to your specific circumstances, making certain that you receive tailored advice and guidance that meets your unique needs.

Client care is of paramount importance to Helen and is a cornerstone of our service. Our team of family law solicitors in Knutsford is comprised of members of the Family Law Panel of the Law Society and Resolution, a national family law organization. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal advice and support, and we ensure that our team stays up-to-date with the latest legal developments and best practices in the field of family law.

Protecting your finances

Our Knutsford divorce solicitors collaborate with our in-house forensic accounting team to safeguard your financial interests. Drawing on years of experience in tax, property, valuations, accounts, and pension matters, our team ensures that you receive a comprehensive assessment and valuation of your marital finances and assets. We are dedicated to providing you with a clear and accurate picture of your financial situation so that you can make informed decisions about your future.

Our North West office group now spans from Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Lancashire in the north, through Cheshire, and into North Staffordshire. We have a number of notable lawyers who feature in the UK Legal 500 directory and UK Chambers & Partners as regional experts in their field. Many of the team are also family law specialists accredited by national Family Law organisation Resolution. We are dedicated to achieving the right outcomes for our clients with a pragmatic, knowledgeable approach tailored to each case. Our services cover all aspects of family breakdown, including complex high net worth financial disputes, child arrangements (including internal and international relocation), grandparents’ rights, and private adoption. We are also skilled in addressing modern family issues, such as cohabitee disputes and pre/post-nuptial agreements.

Expert Knutsford family solicitors by your side

At Stowe Family Law, we understand that every case is different, and as such, we take a personalized approach to our services to cater to your specific needs. Our philosophy is centred around a holistic approach to minimize your stress levels, and we strive to work with compassion and empathy to achieve the most efficient and cost-effective outcome for you and your family. Our years of experience in family law have taught us that a client-centric approach is key to achieving successful results.

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Visit our Knutsford family law solicitors

Booths Hall, Booths Park

Chelford Road

Knutsford

WA16 8GS

Our Knutsford office is located on Chelford Road (WA16 8GS) within the picturesque grounds of Booth Park. Booth Park is a 20 minute (1 mile) walk from Knutsford railway station and town centre. If arriving by car, there is an onsite car park.

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 Knutsford

Our family law and divorce expertise in Knutsford

  • 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 Chelford Road (WA16 8GS) so we’re well placed to help you if you’re looking for divorce solicitors in Knutsford 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 Knutsford 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 Knutsford?

    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 Knutsford office

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When “I do” becomes “I don’t” our team of tried and tested divorce lawyers in Knutsford 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 experienced Knutsford 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 Knutsford and across Cheshire, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK and a leading choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.

Helen is Managing Partner of the Stowe Family Law Altrincham, Liverpool, Chester and Crewe offices. She practises all areas of family law but her main areas of expertise are resolving private disputes involving children, and advising on advanced financial provision following divorce or dissolution.

Date last reviewed: 21/06/2024

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