A personal approach to family law from an experienced family law team
Stowe Family Law Manchester is committed to assisting clients with family law issues. Our Manchester family lawyers can help families navigate the legal system and deal with family law issues such as child custody, divorce settlements, and domestic abuse.
The family law team, led by Partner Matthew Taylor, is well-known for its expertise in all aspects of family law, including the resolution of complex pension issues arising from divorce, and pre-nuptial agreements.
Our compassionate and proactive team of family solicitors can help you whether you are going through a difficult separation, separating from an abusive ex-partner, making financial arrangements after divorce, or seeking advice on child law matters.
Support for survivors of domestic abuse
One in every five adults in England and Wales is a victim of domestic abuse, according to estimates.
Domestic abuse can take many forms, including coercive control, emotional abuse, physical or sexual abuse, economic abuse, and technology abuse.
Stowe's Manchester family lawyers use the legal options at their disposal to assist Greater Manchester survivors of abuse in safely separating from their abusers.
Our family lawyers can help clients obtain legal orders such as non-molestation orders, which forbid contact with abusers, and occupation orders, which allow survivors to stay in their home.
Once protective orders are in place, our family law team can assist clients in completing divorce proceedings and providing specialised support in order for them to safely separate from their abusive spouse
Pension division and divorce
Our Greater Manchester family lawyers have extensive experience dealing with pensions during divorce proceedings. The team recently reached a financial settlement in a divorce case involving a couple who had been married for 11 years.
After determining the client's financial situation, the team assisted in determining a financial settlement that would provide long-term support for their client, which included dividing the former partner's substantial pension pot.
Stowe's client can look forward to a more secure future. By including a pension sharing order and a fair and equitable share of the matrimonial assets, we were able to negotiate the best possible financial outcome ensuring improved financial security for the client.
Prenuptial agreements are becoming more popular.
Prenuptial agreements are no longer exclusively used by the wealthy. The use of prenups has steadily increased over the last decade. Since 2021, Stowe has seen a 144% increase in cases, and enquiries continue to grow month on month.
A prenuptial agreement provides some level of protection because it specifies who owns what (money, assets, and property) and what happens to them if the relationship ends. It is important to note, however, that they are not legally binding in England and Wales.
In a recent case, the Manchester team assisted a client who was about to marry for the second time but wanted to set aside certain assets for her children to inherit.
The team collaborated with the client to draft a fair and considered prenup, which was agreed upon with the other party, as well as their legal representation.
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Manchester today
Stowe Family Law is the UK's largest team of specialised family lawyers and the only national law firm dedicated exclusively to family law. With over 140 family lawyers we can ensure that clients receive the right family law advice, from the right expert, at the right time.
Stowe’s Manchester family solicitors, includingAssociate Tamara Adams and Solicitor Bethan Cooperare a team of strategic and compassionate family lawyers with experience in all areas of family law.
Whether you are resolving pension matters that arise as a result of divorce, negotiating a prenuptial agreement ahead of marriage, or seeking legal support to divorce an abusive partner, our Manchester family lawyers will be there for you every step of the way.
Nastassia Burton is a Partner in the firm’s Altrincham office. She joined Stowe Family Law in July 2008. She is experienced in all aspects of family law. In particular, she advises people on the practical, legal and financial consequences resulting from the breakdown of relationships