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01752 791702

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

4th Floor
Sutton Harbour
6 North East Quay Salt Quay House
Plymouth
PL4 0HP

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
5th Floor
Minerva House
29 E Parade
Leeds
LS1 5PS

Successful Plymouth divorce and family lawyers

We have extensive expertise providing advice and representation in all facets of family law, with a special emphasis on settling intricate financial concerns and safeguarding children in the event of a divorce or separation. As we serve a wide range of clients each of whom has unique needs, we develop individualised plans of action for them.

While representing clients in family law matters, our solicitors take a compassionate approach and offer workable solutions that are in the best interests of their clients.

Divorce solicitor Plymouth – on your side from the initial meeting

We are known for our kind and realistic approach, which gives our clients direction and a sense of conviction during a period that is usually stressful and frustrating. We cut through the complicated legal jargon in a professional manner. With decades of experience, our team is well-versed in all facets of family law, with a specialisation in resolving tricky financial issues and ensuring the well-being of children.

We recognise that your circumstance will be unique, and as a result, our family team make it a point to pay close attention to you and provide professional advice that will make it possible for you to go forward with a workable solution to safeguard the wellbeing of your family. We recognise that litigation is sometimes necessary and utilise a strong and forceful strategy to attain the outcomes you seek, whilst avoiding hefty court fees where possible.

Family law services Plymouth

Many of our clients are professionals or high-net-worth individuals, some with international assets and links. We also advise ex-pats and overseas nationals, currently living in the UK, or have lived in the UK in recent years, looking to divorce.

So whether you’re interested in creating a prenuptial agreement (prenup), negotiating child arrangement orders and financial settlements, or progressing your divorce in the most positive way possible, we can help you. We’re also well known for our work on dissolving civil partnerships, creating cohabitation agreements, dealing with domestic abuse and drafting separation agreements, should you ever need this kind of support.

Specialist family lawyers with a friendly service

We are committed to non-confrontational dispute resolution and can support you with mediation and collaborative law guidance to help you resolve even the most difficult and emotive family law matters without the need to go to court.

Our team of Plymouth family lawyers

Louise Chipchase
I have extensive experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, co...
Regional Director, Midlands, South West & Wales
Amy Langford
Offering practical and realistic advice, I strive to help clients manage any long-term fin...
Team Leader Partner, South West & Wales
Rachel Fisher
From the outset, my clients are my main priority and I will strive to reach a prompt and f...
Team Leader Partner, South West & Wales
Joanna Newton
I advise on all aspects of divorce with significant experience in complex financial and ch...
Partner, South West & Wales
Zoe Carter
I specialise in Child Law matters acting regularly for both parents and grandparents with ...
Partner, South West & Wales
Georgina Nelson
Georgina has an empathetic and caring approach and always wants to ensure to resolve matte...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Helen Hanson
Helen is a Senior Associate based in Stowe’s Cheltenham office.
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Katy Jordan
Katy specialises in divorce and separation, division of financial assets following the bre...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Lauren Roche
Lauren adopts a robust and pragmatic approach to resolving family law problems, providing ...
Senior Associate, South West & Wales
Joanna Dale
Joanna joined Stowe Family Law’s South West & Wales team in early 2022.
Associate, South West & Wales
Judit Kerese
Judit deals with all aspects of family law, with a particular interest in divorce and fina...
Associate, South West and Wales
Lucy Chandler
Empathetic and constructive, Lucy adopts a clear and methodical approach to family law, gu...
Associate, South West & Wales
Abi Jones
Abi accepts instructions in divorce, finances and child arrangements.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Hannah Saunders
Hannah is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Cardiff office.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Jennifer Hargreaves
Jennifer joined Stowe’s South West & Wales team as a Solicitor in 2022.
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Lauren Ashforth
Lauren specialises in all areas of family law, such as divorce and matrimonial finance and...
Solicitor, South West & Wales
Rachael Lodge
Rachael is a Trainee Solicitor based out of Stowe Family Law’s Bristol office.
Trainee Solicitor, South West & Wales
Sian Gibbon
Sian is the Regional Team Leader for the Midlands and the South West managing a team of Le...
Regional Team Leader (Midlands & South West)
 
Becka Headley
Becka is a Paralegal based in Stowe’s Exeter office.        
Paralegal, Exeter
Lisa Smith
Lisa is a Legal Assistant based at our Bristol office.
Legal Assistant, South West and Wales
 
Portia Moore
Portia is a legal assistant based in our Bristol office.
Legal Assistant, Bristol

Expert Plymouth family solicitors by your side

We will guide you through the legal, practical and emotional considerations of divorce and family law matters; helping to dial down the stress and allow the space you need to make well-informed decisions for your future. For those that would like to share their experiences and get the input of others who are going through the divorce process, we support the nearby The Bristol Break-up Club.

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Visit our Plymouth family law solicitors

Our Plymouth office is easily accessible from the city centre, as it’s located on Sutton Harbour. We’re located in the Regus building (PL4 0HP) which is a 20-minute walk from Plymouth Railway Station. If you’re travelling by car, the office is accessible from the A374. There is parking available at Vauxhall Street Car Park and some of the surrounding streets have parking spaces.

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

Our family law and divorce expertise in Plymouth

Our family law and divorce expertise in Plymouth

  • Divorce law

    Whether you’re looking to divorce your partner, or you’re responding to a divorce application made by your spouse, you’ll be looking for expert help and support.

    The divorce process can be difficult to navigate, and for many, it can instil a sense of anxiety and confusion; which is why we take great care to outline the emotional, practical and legal challenges that lie ahead whilst providing practical next steps so that you can move forward to achieve the outcome you need.

    We can provide guidance on completing the divorce application, through to negotiating financial settlements and child custody (child arrangement orders).

    Our expert team is based in offices located on ……. so we’re well placed to help you if you’re looking for divorce solicitors in Plymouth.

  • Starting a divorce application

    A divorce application marks the start of your divorce process. You can apply for a divorce by yourself (sole applicant) or make a joint application with your ex-spouse (joint applicants). Getting this early part right is important as it can help to save you time and money; it can also help to make the process more amicable. Our divorce lawyers can support you in completing and submitting the divorce application to prevent delays.

  • Responding to a divorce application

    If you’ve been served with a divorce application and named as the respondent, 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 Plymouth divorce lawyers can help you to respond to a divorce application while preparing you to get the best possible outcome for you, and for your family.

  • Arrangements for children and child custody

    Working out your arrangements for child custody can be a difficult and emotional step, and while it can become a contentious issue, it is in the best interests of your children to reach an amicable agreement with your ex-partner. It is helpful to have the support of a child law specialist on-hand to provide guidance on what a fair and workable arrangement might look like for you and your family. Our Plymouth child solicitors have extensive experience in child arrangement cases and have seen a variety of solutions to suit every situation, no matter how niche. Our goal is to get the best outcome for your children and to help you to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner where possible.

  • Financial settlements in divorce

    Each marriage is different, and this is always reflected in your finances. Trying to unpick years of financial ties can feel like an overwhelming task, and there are often complex financial issues that need to be resolved. Financial Settlements (commonly known as Divorce settlements) can cover everything from pensions, to investments, the family home, and even assets you owned before you got married; so getting expert financial and legal help is important if you’re looking to protect your assets while providing for your family once the divorce is finalised.

    We have experience in dealing with complex financial matters, property and estates; as well as catering to high net worth individuals and clients with assets abroad, so if you are looking to achieve a fair settlement while protecting your assets, our financial settlement lawyers and forensic accounting team can help you.

  • Civil partnership dissolution

    Like divorce, ending a civil partnership will take a heavy emotional toll. While some are familiar with the concept of divorce, for many, the path to dissolving a civil partnership will be much less clear; this process is known as dissolution and can only be instigated after you’ve been in a civil partnership for a year. If you choose to dissolve your civil partnership, 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, arrangements for children. The main difference between dissolution and divorce is that you cannot use ‘adultery’ as your grounds for dissolution, this must instead fall under ‘unreasonable behaviour’. To help you navigate a dissolution, our expert team can provide practical guidance and peace of mind.

  • Why choose Stowe Family Law solicitors in Plymouth?

    Our expert family law solicitors have decades of experience and have access to hundreds of years worth of expertise from our teams across the country. We’re the UK’s largest family law specialist, delivering tailored service and expertise, locally to you.

    Our client-centric approach has seen us recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for our commitment to outstanding client service and client success.

    We understand that the best outcomes are often achieved amicably, where positive relationships persist long after your need for us had ended, so all of our Plymouth lawyers are members of Resolution; a network of legal experts who are committed to promoting a constructive approach to dispute resolution that focuses on meeting the needs of the whole family and achieving a positive outcome.

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