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Family solicitors you can trust in North Shields

  • The UK’s largest law firm dedicated to family matters
  • Offering a tailored, empathetic approach to support your circumstances
  • Proud to be rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot

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.

Contact us

0191 429 0452

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

5 Royal Quays Business Centre
The CAI Building
North Shields
NE29 6DE

Postal address

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

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We offer an award winning service

Our team of North Shields family lawyers

Christopher Birch
Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, I combine legal expertise...
Managing Partner, Harrogate, Beverley, York & Sheffield
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
Aimee McKay
Amiee is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Newcastle office.
Solicitor, Newcastle
Molly Beattie
Molly is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Newcastle office.
Solicitor, Newcastle
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 North Shields

Our North Shields divorce lawyers, under the leadership of Partner Nicky Hunter, have a wealth of experience in all areas of family law, with an emphasis on resolving complicated financial issues and ensuring the welfare of children during a divorce or separation. Our family team offers sensitive legal services to support you at this extremely challenging time in your life.

We are North Shields divorce lawyers with extensive experience resolving problems that affect both families and lone people who are involved in a family law matter. No matter the complexity of the financial situation in question or the need for a child custody arrangement order, it is our goal at Stowe Family Law to work together with you to find a solution. The happiness and welfare of our clients come first at all times, and this affects how we deliver personalized service.

Our clients range from high-net-worth families with substantial assets, income and investments through to professional families and stay at home parents in North Shields and the North East.

On your side – Family Solicitors North Shields

We provide the most detailed legal advice in North Shields by fusing our in-depth legal expertise with empathy and client concern. To avoid prolonged processes, we take an out-of-court settlement method. However, we understand that this is not always possible. When litigation is necessary to reach a just resolution, we have extensive litigation experience. We are fully aware of the level of legal knowledge needed to help you and your family get through this extremely trying time.

As a local family lawyer, we tailor our approach and legal advice to the needs of each client, guiding you through the practical, emotional and legal aspects of divorce (and other types of separation), from start to finish. Our family law firm are also fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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 assisting our clients with the legal aspects of divorce, we always take an empathetic stance and encourage them to reach out to our network of family support specialists if necessary. This includes parenting support groups, coaches, and therapists. For leading family law advice in North Shields, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Protecting Your Financial Position – Specialist Divorce Law North Shields

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 North Shield’s leading family law specialists, get in touch today. Our experienced family law firm provide complete legal advice in North Shields and the surrounding areas.

Stowe Family Law North Shields

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 North Shields family law solicitors

5 Royal Quays Business Centre

The CAI Building

North Shields

NE29 6DE

The office is situated just southwest of North Shields, accessible by road from Howden Rd (A187). Parking is available on-site in the building’s car park.

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 North Shields

More about our family law solicitors North Shields

  • Starting a divorce application in North Shields

    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 North Shields 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 North Shields 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 North Shield’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 North Shields 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 North Shields 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 North Shields 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 North Shields 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 Newcastle 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 North Shields?

    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 North Shields, 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 North Shields.

  • Updates from our North Shields office

Rachel has been with the firm for over 17 years and as Regional Director in the North, heads up the Yorkshire team across Beverley, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Ilkley, Leeds, Sheffield, Wetherby and York. Known for her caring and compassionate approach, she builds an excellent rapport with clients, leaving them feeling confident and reassured as she guides them to the right outcome for them.

Date last reviewed: 07/06/2024

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