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Family solicitors you can trust in Middlesbrough

  • 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.

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01642 050900

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

Commerce House
1 Exchange Square
Middlesbrough
TS1 1DE

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
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Yorkshire House
Greek Street
Leeds
LS1 5SH

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Our team of Middlesbrough family lawyers

Christopher Birch
Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, I combine legal expertise...
Managing Partner, Yorkshire and North East
Nicky Hunter
Nicky is renowned for her clear and constructive advice, as well as her ability to find cr...
Team Leader Partner, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
Sarah Crilly
Sarah has been qualified for 23 years. She is highlighted for her practical approach and h...
Partner, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
David Allen
Determined and compassionate, David adopts a no-nonsense approach, resolving family disput...
Senior Associate, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
Hollie Murray
Hollie has been ranked as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners and a Rising Star...
Senior Associate, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
Jake Mitchell
Jake joined Stowe Family Law as a Solicitor in 2021.
Associate, Sheffield
Orla O'Connor
Orla has a background in all areas of family law, with a focus on Children Act 1989 cases.
Solicitor, Newcastle
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Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in Middlesbrough

Our Middlesbrough divorce solicitors’ have vast experience in all aspects of family law with a strong focus on resolving complex financial matters and protecting the well-being of children during a divorce or separation. Our family team offers sensitive legal services to support you at this extremely trying time in your life.

As divorce solicitors based in Middlesbrough, we have a wealth of experience in resolving family law issues affecting both individuals and families. Whether you’re dealing with complex financial matters or seeking child custody arrangements, our team at Stowe Family Law is dedicated to working with you to find the right solution. We prioritize the satisfaction and well-being of our clients above all else and strive to provide a tailored and personalized service to meet your needs

Our clients range from high-net-worth families with substantial assets, income and investments through to professional families and stay at home parents in Middlesbrough and across North Yorkshire & Tees Valley.

On your side – Family Solicitors Middlesbrough

Our legal team in Middlesbrough combines our expertise and understanding of our clients’ needs to provide the most precise legal advice. To expedite the resolution process, we prioritize the use of alternative dispute resolution methods outside of court. Nonetheless, we acknowledge that certain situations may require litigation, and we possess ample experience in that area. We understand the complexity of the legal system and how difficult it can be for you and your loved ones. As a result, we are committed to leveraging our legal knowledge to help guide you through these challenging times.

As a local family law firm, we customise our strategies and legal counsel to meet the needs of each client, assisting you from beginning to end with the pragmatic, emotional, and legal facets of divorce (and other types of separation). Our family law firm are also fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Out of court divorce settlements in Middlesbrough

While our divorce solicitors have a reputation for being expert litigators, court proceedings can add unnecessary time, expense and stress to a divorce or separation.  We offer out of court (alternative dispute resolution) routes: mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, which allow each spouse to find solutions and reach agreements on finances, any children involved and other family issues.

Alongside helping our clients with the legal aspects of divorce, we always take an empathic stance and urge them to reach out to our network of family support specialists if necessary. This includes parenting support groups, coaches, and therapists. Don’t wait to contact us right now for the best family legal guidance in Middlesbrough.

Protecting Your Financial Position – Specialist Divorce Law Middlesbrough

The in-house accounting team at Stowe will provide a clear picture of the assets in your marriage to create the optimum financial settlement. They have a breadth of specialist experience in tax, property, valuations, accounts and pension knowledge. For family law advice from Middlesbrough’s leading family law specialists, get in touch today. Our experienced family law firm, led by Managing Partner Nicky Hunter, provide complete legal advice in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire & Tees Valley.

Across our Yorkshire offices, our family law experts are here to assist you with all areas of family law, including child custody, grandparents’ rights and mediation matters. Our team of highly experienced lawyers is commited to providing personalised and dedicated support to our clients. We ensure you receive the guidance needed at every step of the legal process.

Stowe Family Law Middlesbrough

Whatever you’re facing as a family, in whatever shape yours is, was, or will be, we’ll be here to listen to what you have to say and help with what you need to do.

As the only national law firm completely dedicated to family matters. we don’t touch anything else.

In us, you will have an ally who understands what you are going through and takes the strain.

Meaning you can move forward in life from a position of strength.

Handled with care.

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Visiting our Middlesbrough family law solicitors

Our Middlesbrough office is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre, on Exchange Square. The office is just across the road from Middlesbrough Train Station, only a 2-minute walk. If you’re travelling by car, we’re easily accessible from the A66 or from the centre using Albert Rd. Limited on-street pay & display parking is available directly outside Commerce House, or you can use Buxton Street Car Park just 3 minutes away.

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

More about our family law solicitors Middlesbrough

More about our family law solicitors Middlesbrough

  • Starting a divorce application in Middlesbrough

    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.

    Getting this part right early is important in that it will help you to save time and money throughout your divorce process. As any family lawyer or family law solicitor will tell you, it can also make the entire process more amicable as you, and your partner, are clear from the start.

    Here at Stowe, our Middlesbrough family law solicitors will support you through the process and offer professional guidance and advice to make your divorce or civil partnership dissolution as quick and convenient as possible. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our local family firm today.

  • How long will my divorce in Middlesbrough take?

    The length of the divorce proceedings depends on a range of factors, including any financial issues, childcare concerns or other complexities.

    An experienced family lawyer from Stowe can offer advice to help you speed up the process, and expedite everything we can to get you through this difficult period of your life.

    Most divorces take around 6 – 9 months to complete, barring any serious complexities. If you’re looking for a quick divorce from Middlesbrough’s leading family law firm, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. From specialist family law advice to practical support throughout your divorce proceedings, the Stowe team are here for you.

  • Responding to a divorce application

    If you’ve been served with a divorce application in Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough family law solicitors can help you to respond to a divorce application 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. Our family law firm in Middlesbrough can help to guide you through one of the most difficult periods of your life in a calm, understanding manner.

  • Arrangements for children and child custody

    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 Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough is to get the best outcome for your children and to help you to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner wherever possible.

  • Can I dissolve a civil partnership with Stowe Family Law in Middlesbrough?

    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.

    At Stowe Family Law in Middlesbrough, we can provide up-to-date legal advice to help you get through one of the most difficult periods of your life. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Stowe’s leading family lawyers in Middlesbrough.

  • Updates from our Middlesbrough office

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When it comes to your family, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Our team of expert divorce lawyers in Middlesbrough 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 trusted 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 Middlesbrough and across North Yorkshire, we are the largest nationwide specialist family law firm and the preferred choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.

Sarah advises in all aspects of family law and has experience of divorce cases involving substantial income and capital as well as businesses and trust structures. She also advises on child law, cohabitation and nuptial agreements.

Date last reviewed: 24/06/2024

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