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Family solicitors you can trust in Stockport

  • 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.

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0161 6975765

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

Profolk
Bank Chambers
15 Market Pl
Stockport
SK1 1AR

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 Stockport family lawyers

Helen Miller
Hardworking and tactically minded, I combine knowledge and experience with empathy to ensu...
Managing Partner, North West
Faye Bentley
Faye possesses extensive experience in handling various facets of divorce and financial re...
Senior Associate, Altrincham, Chester & Nantwich
Bethan Cooper
Bethan has experience with a diverse range of family law matters including divorce and sep...
Associate, Manchester
Holly Atkins
Holly’s expertise extends to areas such as matrimonial finances, child arrangements,...
Associate, Manchester
Tamara Adams
Determined and compassionate, Tamara is known for her straightforward and constructive app...
Associate, Manchester & Altrincham
Megan Durkin
Megan is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Manchester office.
Solicitor, Manchester
Olivia Doherty
Olivia specializes in divorce, finances, and private children matters.
Solicitor, Manchester
Yasmin Trow
Yasmin has experience with a diverse range of family law matters including divorce and sep...
Solicitor, Manchester
Kara Webster
Kara is a Legal assistant based in Stowe’s Manchester office.
Legal Assistant, Manchester
Nayab Fahim
Nayab is a Legal Assistant based in Stowe’s Manchester office.
Legal Assistant, Manchester
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Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in Stockport

We understand the difficulties that individuals and families endure while dealing with divorce or a family law matter. We are continuously assisting local clients in resolving complex financial concerns involving various assets, as well as providing guidance on child living arrangements and how they spend their time with parents post-divorce.

Our team is quickly establishing a reputation as not just one of the top family law businesses in Stockport, but also one of the best lawyers in Manchester and the North West.

Family law solicitors Stockport

We work with a plethora of clients who have different requirements and different needs regarding their situations. Our family law specialists provide tailored expertise for any and all situations, whether that be child custody issues, civil partnership dissolution, separation agreements and other family issues.

Helping you before, during and after separation – family law solicitors Stockport

We have extensive expertise advising and representing clients in all facets of family law, with a special emphasis on resolving complicated financial issues and preserving children’s welfare throughout a separation or divorce. Our clientele range from high-net-worth people with complicated financial situations to local professionals with simpler issues.

Family solicitors Stockport – asset protection

Whether you want to preserve your fortune or guarantee your financial future is secure, our family lawyers in Stockport collaborate with our in-house accounting team to provide the finest representation and conclusion.

Here at Stowe family law LLP, we are highly respected family law solicitors who are able to tackle any complex financial matters. Family finances including substantial assets and high net worth individuals are in good hands. We aim to settle any financial matter to enable a positive outcome for all.

Our North West office group now spans from Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Lancashire in the north, through Cheshire, and into North Staffordshire. We have a number of notable lawyers who feature in the UK Legal 500 directory and UK Chambers & Partners as regional experts in their field. Many of the team are also family law specialists accredited by national Family Law organisation Resolution. We are dedicated to achieving the right outcomes for our clients with a pragmatic, knowledgeable approach tailored to each case. Our services cover all aspects of family breakdown, including complex high net worth financial disputes, child arrangements (including internal and international relocation), grandparents’ rights, and private adoption. We are also skilled in addressing modern family issues, such as cohabitee disputes and pre/post-nuptial agreements.

Stowe Family Law Stockport

Contact our solicitors in Stockport at Stowe who are known for having an excellent reputation. Our family lawyers go the extra mile to ensure an excellent service.

From sensitive issues such as children disputes and social services cases to complex cases regarding hidden assets, we are able to assist you all the way with the most utmost compassion and sincerity.

We work within all aspects of family law and are known for giving the best family law advice.

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Come and see us – divorce solicitors Stockport

Stowe Family Law’s Stockport office is located in Bank Chambers on Market Pl. If you’re arriving by car, please note that there is not any on-street parking directly outside the office building. The nearest car parks are Asda Merseyway Car Park and Churchgate Carpark, both of which are only 3-5 minutes walk away. Conveniently, our office is within a 10-minute walk of Stockport train station, for those travelling by rail.

The office is easily accessible to clients from surrounding areas such as South Manchester, Cheadle, Bramhall, Disley and North East Cheshire.

And 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 Stockport family law solicitors

More about our Stockport family law solicitors

  • Achieving the best outcome for you

    Taking the first step in asking for legal assistance is often hardest. Family matters such as separation, child custody and maintenance are very serious and the approach you take and decisions you make now are likely to affect your life for years to come.

    The first time you meet your divorce lawyer, they will focus on understanding your situation including: family structure and finances, separation circumstances and desired outcomes. You will then be advised on the legal processes and routes and options available to help you achieve those outcomes.

    Apart from giving you direction, we aim for every client to walk away from the initial appointment with a clear plan and feeling calmer and confident, whether it be a separation, divorce, child or financial matter, or all of the above. This approach will increase your chances of achieving your goals and avoiding delays in the divorce process.

    The first appointment is also 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.

  • Updates from our Stockport office

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When I do becomes I don’t, our team of trusted divorce lawyers in Stockport are by your side.

Whether you are facing divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, dealing with financial matters, need a child arrangements order or a cohabitation agreement…

Our professional Stockport 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 Stockport and across Greater Manchester, we are the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, and the preferred choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.

Helen is Managing Partner of the Stowe Family Law Altrincham, Liverpool, Chester and Crewe offices. She practises all areas of family law but her main areas of expertise are resolving private disputes involving children, and advising on advanced financial provision following divorce or dissolution.

Date last reviewed: 21/06/2024

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