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    Compassionate family law solicitors and expert divorce laywers in malton

    The family law team in Malton is led by Senior Solicitor Juliet Walker, who is experienced in all aspects of family law including advising and representing clients in the process of divorce, unmarried separation, civil partnership dissolution and child law matters.

    At Stowe Family Law Malton, you will find an experienced team ready to help you overcome the complexities of all manner of issues pertaining to family law.

    Our clients range from high-net-worth families with substantial assets, income and investments to professional families and stay at home parents in Malton and the surrounding areas.


    Malton solicitors – on your side, in and out of court

    We will listen, advise and guide you through the entire divorce process, as well as other family matters. Ideally, we will work to settle out of court, while ensuring you also get the outcome you desire. However, our family lawyers are equally experienced in litigation and have a strong, robust approach and a fantastic track record.

    Alternatives to court are centred around the dialogue between spouses and their solicitor or solicitors. Proven methods include mediation and arbitration, which can be explained to you at during your initial consultation.

    Family solicitors Malton – asset protection

    Whether you wish to protect your current wealth, or financial future, our family solicitors in North Yorkshire work hand-in-hand with our in-house accountancy team to obtain the best representation and outcome.

    Your team in Malton

    Christopher Birch
    Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, I combine legal expertise...
    Managing Partner, Harrogate, Beverley, York & Malton
    Katie Kilburn
    I deal with a range of different cases from a family breakdown with minimal assets to weal...
    Partner, Wetherby & the rest of Yorkshire
    Jane Hockless
    I have been practising family law for 14 years and specialise in children law, domestic ab...
    Senior Solicitor, Beverley & Malton
    Juliet Walker
    Juliet joined Stowe Family Law’s York and Beverley office as a Senior Solicitor in 2021
    Senior Solicitor, Beverley, York & Malton
    Rachel Joyce
    I support people with all aspects of family law arising from the breakdown of a relationsh...
    Solicitor, Beverley & Malton
    Emily Harrison-Croft
    Emily joined Stowe Family Law Yorkshire team as a Graduate Legal Executive in 2020 and was...
    Chartered Legal Executive, Beverley & Malton
    Jo Childs
    Jo is Regional Team Leader for Yorkshire looking after a team of Legal Assistants and Post...
    Regional Team Leader (Yorkshire)
    Alicia Baron
    Alicia is a Legal Assistant  providing assistance  for the lawyers in our Leeds and Beve...
    Legal Assistant
    Melanie Dawes
    Melanie is a Legal Assistant based at our Beverley office.
    Legal Assistant
    Debbie Durkin
    Debbie is a Legal Assistant based at our Beverley office. She also assists the lawyers at ...
    Legal Assistant

    Achieving the best outcome for you

    Family matters such as child custody, separation and child maintenance can be very serious and the approach and decision you take may impact your life for years to come. With that in mind, taking the first step and asking for legal assistance can often be the hardest part of your journey.

    The first time you meet your dedicated divorce lawyer, the focus will be on understanding you and your situation including: family structure, separation circumstances, finances and desired outcomes. You will then be advised on the legal processes, routes and options available to help you achieve the outcome that’s best for you and your family.

    Apart from giving you direction, it’s our commitment to you that you’ll feel informed and understand all of the options available to you. If at any point during the process you have questions, the team are on-hand to assist.

    Your first appointment with Stowe Family Law also presents an opportunity for you to decide if you want to entrust your case to us and the divorce solicitor giving you that initial advice. The first appointment will typically cover things like:


    Starting the divorce process

    The person initiating the divorce submits a divorce application to the court and is thereafter known as the Applicant. If your ex-partner has already done that, then you will be referred to as the Respondent. The divorce process requires different actions of Applicants and Respondents at different times, and there are strategic implications for both, especially if one of you lives overseas.


    How long your divorce is likely to take

    In England & Wales, for straightforward and uncontested divorce cases, the process can take between 4 – 6 months. On average, the whole process takes approximately one year. Longer than 12 months is common for cases where there are drawn out disagreements on child and financial matters. It is impossible to predict exactly how long a divorce will take, though a good a divorce lawyer will help give you an educated estimate.


    How much your divorce is likely to cost

    In England & Wales, a divorce costs £550 for the application, plus any solicitor fees and court fees (if applicable). Going to court tends to make divorce more expensive due to court, barrister and additional solicitor fees.

    The cleanest and most cost-effective divorces are those where both parties reach an agreement on how to divorce including: the reason for divorce, arrangements for children and the division of assets. Doing so will minimise the amount of solicitor time and the possibility of litigation in court.


    Who gets the children in a divorce

    Child arrangements depend largely on what the family decides, the suitability of each parent, the child’s wishes and where applicable, the ruling of a family court Judge. Resulting arrangements can include sole custody, where one parent is the sole caretaker of the child, joint custody and third-party custody where a third party such as a grandparent becomes responsible for the child’s welfare.


    Your entitlement to the family home

    As a starting point in a divorce, assets are split 50:50.  As the family home is often the largest asset in the matrimonial pot, then it is common for it to be split between the parties. If a family has other assets, then the house could be given to one party and the other assets to the other.  Children are another factor that affects financial arrangements during a divorce. To answer this question accurately, a comprehensive understanding will be required of your family finances.

    Come and see us - divorce solicitors Malton

    Stowe Family Law’s Malton office is located in the heart of the town at 31 Yorkersgate, just next to Natwest. There is ample parking close by with the Water Lane Car Park being just a moments walk away. 

    Our family law solicitors in Malton welcome clients from Malton as well as the surrounding areas in North Yorkshire, such as Strensall and Rillington. The office is easily accessible from the A64, as well as being just a 4-minute walk from Malton train station. 

    The office is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5.30pm.

    And our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.
    and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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    Stowe Family Law LLP
    31, Yorkersgate
    YO17 7AA

    Central postal address:
    Old Court House, Raglan Street
    Harrogate HG1 1LT
    DX 11969 Harrogate
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