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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

2nd Floor
Edward Pavilion
Royal Albert Dock
L3 4AF

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
Yorkshire House
Greek Street

Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in Liverpool

We are highly experienced in advising and acting in all areas of family law, with a particular focus on resolving complex financial matters and protecting the welfare of children during a divorce or separation. We work with a multitude of clients; their circumstances require different expertise, meaning that we have tailored strategies for all clients.

Our family law solicitors administer a caring approach and provide solutions that cater to our client’s best interests.

Liverpool Family Law Team

Our team of award-winning divorce and family lawyers in Liverpool is led by Partner, Matthew Taylor and supported by an in-house accountancy team.

The family law solicitors at Stowe Family Law Liverpool deal with all facets of family law, including divorce proceedings, monetary agreements, child custody, civil partnerships, domestic abuse, cohabitation agreements and family finances.

Our divorce solicitors work closely with co-solicitors to ensure excellent service regarding unique cases and complex matters, whatever the circumstances require.

On your side – divorce solicitors Liverpool

Your divorce and other family law concerns will be handled legally and practically by us while we listen, counsel, and assist you. Although we prefer to resolve disputes amicably, we are as skilled in litigation and take a firm and determined stance.

Asset protection – family solicitors Liverpool

Whether you want to safeguard your assets or ensure your financial future is secure, we collaborate with our internal accounting team to obtain the finest representation and provide the best results.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with our knowledgeable family law solicitors in Liverpool now to learn more about the services we can offer when it comes to dissolving a marriage or civil partnership.

Our family law solicitors in Liverpool

Helen Miller
Hardworking and tactically minded, I combine knowledge and experience with empathy to ensu...
Managing Partner, North West
Matthew Taylor
I am noted in the Legal 500 for being ‘excellent’ and thinking ‘through cases very c...
Team Leader Partner, Liverpool, Manchester & Chester
Rebecca Finnigan
Rebecca primarily focuses on divorce and financial remedy cases, however she has experienc...
Partner, Liverpool & Chester
Megan Brookfield
Megan is an approachable and dedicated family lawyer who understands the difference that t...
Associate, Liverpool, Manchester & Chester
Alexandra Tomley
Alexandra is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Liverpool office.
Solicitor, Liverpool
Kelsey Faulkner
Kelsey is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Liverpool office.
Solicitor, Liverpool
Lauren Singh
Lauren is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Liverpool office.
Solicitor, Liverpool
Órla Connolly
Órla is a Legal Assistant based in Stowe’s Liverpool office.
Legal Assistant, Liverpool

Stowe Family Law Liverpool

Our family law firm are here to assist with any legal advice and complex matters. Our dedicated team will work hard to ensure the best outcome for you and your family.

Our team is significantly experienced in all elements and aspects of family law in your local area. We specialise in family matters no matter what the circumstances require.

If you are seeking a divorce solicitor that specialises in family law matters, contact the family law Liverpool lawyers here at Stowe Family Law.

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Visiting Stowe Family Law Liverpool

Our Liverpool family solicitors office can be found at:

Stowe Family Law LLP, 2nd Floor, Edward Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF

Our team of family solicitors in Liverpool are located on the 2nd Floor of Edward Pavilion on Albert Dock. It’s best accessed via Salthouse Quay, if you exit from Strand St (A5036). Parking is heavily restricted directly outside the office, however there are car parks within a few minutes walk away: ‘The Car Park A – Salthouse Quay’ and ‘Albert Dock’.

If you’re travelling via public transport, the nearby ‘Strand Street’ bus stop is served by the 4 & 4A buses. Our office is just an 8-minute walk from James Street train station and a 13-minute walk away from Liverpool Central.

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

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More about us – divorce solicitors Liverpool

More about us – divorce solicitors Liverpool

  • Our family law and divorce expertise

    Divorce Law

    Whether you’re looking to divorce your partner, or you’ve been served with a divorce application or divorce papers, you’ll be looking for expert help and support. At Stowe Family Law, our experienced divorce solicitors in Liverpool are here to help you get through one of the most difficult periods in your life.

    The divorce process can be difficult to navigate, and for many, it can instil a sense of anxiety and confusion; which is why we take great care to outline the emotional, practical and legal challenges that lie ahead whilst providing practical next steps so that you can move forward to achieve the results you need.

    At Stowe Family Law Solicitors, we can provide guidance on completing the divorce application, through to negotiating financial settlements and child custody (child arrangement orders). Our expert team is well placed at Merchants Court near Royal Albert Dock, to help you if you’re looking for divorce solicitors in Liverpool.

  • Starting a divorce application

    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 down irretrievably.

    This is usually made online via a court portal (although you can make a paper application) and requires a payment of £593.

    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 Liverpool family law solicitors can support you in completing and submitting the divorce petition to prevent delays. Stowe Family Law firm in Liverpool is here to help you get through your divorce as quickly and painlessly as possible.

  • Responding to a 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 this email.

    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 application.

    Our Liverpool family law solicitors can help you to respond to a divorce petition while preparing you to get the best possible outcome for you, and for your family. If you’re looking for a family law team in your local area, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

  • Arrangements for children and child custody in Liverpool

    One of the most difficult steps in a separation or divorce is in working through the arrangements for your children (formerly known as child custody). While this is a challenging process, it is in the best interests of your children to reach a civil agreement with your ex-partner. To make sure you get the best result for you and your children, it often helps to have a child law specialist on-hand to provide you with guidance on what a fair and workable arrangement might look like.

    Our Liverpool child solicitors have extensive experience in child arrangement cases and have seen a variety of solutions to suit every situation, no matter how niche. The primary goal of our family law solicitors in Liverpool is to get the best outcome for your children and to help you to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner wherever possible.

    More about our child cusotdy solicitors Liverpool.

  • Financial settlements in divorce

    Like every relationship, every couple’s finances will be unique to them. Trying to separate years of financial ties is often challenging, and there are usually tough financial issues that need to be resolved. Financial Settlements (commonly known as Divorce settlements) can cover everything from the family home, and even assets you owned before you got married to pensions, and investments; so getting expert financial and legal help is important if you’re looking to protect your assets while providing for your family once the divorce is completed.

    We have a lot of experience in dealing with difficult financial matters, property and estates; as well as catering to high-net-worth individuals, and clients with assets abroad. So, if you’d like advice on how to handle your assets, our financial settlement lawyers and forensic accounting team can help you. For an experienced team of family law solicitors in Liverpool and the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

  • Civil partnership dissolution

    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.

  • Why choose Stowe Family Law solicitors in Liverpool?

    Our expert family law solicitors have decades of experience and have access to hundreds of years’ worth of expertise from our teams across the country. We are the UK’s largest family law specialist, delivering tailored service and expertise, locally to you.

    Clients often talk about our compassion, empathy and our ability to deliver the ‘hard facts’ and the 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.

  • Is Stowe Family Law based in Liverpool City Centre?

    Yes! We have offices across the North-West and Wales, but our Liverpool office is located right on Albert Dock. That makes it the perfect location for anyone in Merseyside to visit. Whether you live in Bootle, Kirkby, Wallasey or Birkenhead, the office of our Liverpool family law solicitors is easy to get to when you need to.

    If you’re looking for a trusted family law firm based in Liverpool City Centre, we are here for you. Our local team have many years’ of experience and will work with you to ensure your divorce is as simple and amicable as possible.

  • How long will my divorce take?

    On average, the divorce process in England and Wales takes six-eight months.

    Within the process, there are two key waiting periods. 

    First, there is a 20-week cooling-off period after the court has issued the application before the conditional order can be granted. 

    Second, once the conditional order has been granted, there is a six-week waiting period until you can apply to the court for a final order. 

    In addition, several factors can also impact the length of a divorce, including a lack of cooperation by one party, complicated financial matters and/or child arrangements and delays at divorce centres and family courts.



  • Am I eligible for divorce?

    If you’re married, or involved in a civil partnership, and have been for more than 12 months, you are eligible for a divorce.

    England and Wales operate a no-fault based divorce system which means that you do not have to provide a reason for the breakdown of your marriage, just a statement that your marriage has irretrievably broken down.

    To understand more about divorce arrange a no-obligation, free consultation with our experienced legal team in Liverpool today.

  • Can Stowe Family Law help me if I'm in a civil partnership?

    Yes, we can. If you’re involved in a civil partnership that you and your partner want to dissolve, we are here to help.

    Our family law solicitors in Liverpool can work with you to dissolve your civil partnership in the most amicable way.

    Whether you and your partner are in a civil partnership or a traditional marriage, our experienced team of divorce lawyers and family law solicitors is just a phone call away.

  • Do I need to try marriage mediation or counselling before applying for a divorce?

    If you’re considering getting divorced, it is usually expected that you and your partner will try marriage counselling or mediation. While you aren’t legally obligated to attempt mediation or marriage counselling, they can have real advantages, whether you decide to divorce or not.

    Involving a skilled mediator or counsellor in your decision to divorce can often help to smooth the process, and encourage less animosity between yourself and your partner.

    Whether you’ve been through counselling or not, Stowe Family Law solicitors in Liverpool are here for you.

  • Do I need to go to court to get a divorce?

    If you and your spouse or partner agree to divorce, and you’re both able to come to a reasonable agreement regarding childcare, financial arrangements and any other potential areas of disagreement, you should be able to get divorced before appearing in front of a judge.

    While your divorce documents will still need to be filed in front of the court, it is very rare to have to attend the courtroom in person for any divorce.

  • Updates from Stowe Family Law Liverpool

Show Transcript

When it comes to your family, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Our team of leading divorce lawyers in Liverpool can help show you the way.

Whether you are facing divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, dealing with financial matters, need a child arrangements order or a cohabitation agreement…

Our skilled Liverpool 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 Liverpool and across Merseyside, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK, and first choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.


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