An elite team of Malton divorce lawyers and accountants with a strong record of achieving success for clients across Yorkshire. Whether your marriage or relationship has broken down, we give expert guidance (using language that you will understand) on getting divorced and ending civil partnerships, all while protecting children and family finances.
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.
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.
Juliet Walker is handling my divorce. It is a very long drawn out case involving domestic abuse. Juliet is very supportive and caring. She tells it like it is so I always know where I stand. Everyone at Stows Family Law are warm and professional. I would recommend them to anyone who may find themselves in my difficult and stressful situation.
Very good service, caring. I would recommend them.
Client: C Gibbeson
I found the conversation I had with you the most helpful and least stressful out of all the enquires that I made. I found your approach really helpful on the phone because you actually listened and addressed my concerns, I appreciate your honesty and transparent approach. Thank you for your advice so far, I would have no hesitation In recommending Stowe in the future.
Client: Mrs W
I would like to thank Kate Sarsfield, QC Katherine Dunseath and Gill Bridger for all the hard work and immense support they have all given me over the past six months. Stowe handled my divorce in 2013 to 2015 and then a capital settlement plus lifetime maintenance for our down syndrome daughter five years later. It has been an extremely emotional and stressful experience for myself and our two special needs children. I cannot thank the Stowe team enough for their professionalism, quality advice, empathy and wonderful support. We fought a very hard battle and won! I will always recommend Stowe Family Law.
Client: Ms G
Stowe Family Law has an excellent reputation across Yorkshire and is highly regarded by clients and peers alike.
Client: Legal 500
Juliet is a very able lawyer who has a deep knowledge and understanding of the relevant law and how to deploy her Client’s evidence to the best effect; she represents her Clients with compassion and understanding for their personal circumstances, arguing their cases robustly and pragmatically. She unfailingly prepares her Client’s cases carefully and thoroughly and it is always a pleasure to receive instructions from Juliet. Another strength that sets her apart from the mainstream is that she never shies away from giving her Clients her best considered advice, even when that advice might not have been what the Client hoped to hear. She has a wealth of well-earned experience. She is a lawyer every Client would want “on their side
I have sought advice from Stowe Family Law on several occasions and have used the services specifically of Chris Birch. I cannot recommend Chris highly enough. He is extremely professional. His advice is always measured and wise and his response to communication is very prompt.
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.
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
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Tailoring our services for you and your circumstances
More about us – divorce solicitors Malton
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.
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 divorce cases, the process can take between 6 – 8 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
The cost of a divorce includes the court fee (currently £593) and the costs of the solicitors who assist the parties with the divorce process if they are instructed.
The person applying for the divorce (the applicant) will be responsible for covering the court fee. If the application is a joint one, applicant 1 will pay the court fee.
It is important to note that costs relating to the divorce are different from those incurred in negotiating a financial settlement and/or child arrangements.
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.