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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

Merchants House
25 Market Pl
Stockport
SK1 1EU

Postal address

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

Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in Stockport

The family law team in Stockport is led by Managing Partner, Gareth Curtis, a highly experienced and well-regarded family lawyer.

We are highly experienced in the complexities faced by individuals and families dealing with a family law issue. We’re constantly working with local clients to resolve complex financial matters with multiple assets and provide advice concerning child living arrangements and how they spend their time with parents post-divorce. Our team are rapidly building a reputation of being not just one of the best family law firms in Stockport, but the best solicitors in Manchester and the North West.

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

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

We are highly experienced in advising and acting in all aspects of family law with a particular focus on resolving complex financial matters and protecting the welfare of children during a separation or divorce. Our clients range from high-net-worth individuals with complex financial circumstances to local professionals with more straightforward matters. 

Family solicitors Stockport – asset protection

Whether you wish to protect your wealth or want to ensure your financial future is secured, our family solicitors in Stockport work hand-in-hand with our in-house accountancy team to obtain the best representation and outcome.

Our team of Stockport family lawyers

Gareth Curtis
Recognised by the Legal 500 as being ‘very bright and hardworking’ and ‘...
Managing Partner, Manchester & Stockport
Kaleel Anwar
Recognised as ‘excellent’ and ‘thoroughly professional’ by the Legal 500, I have e...
Partner, Manchester, Preston & Stockport
Jennifer Hudec
I am well-regarded for my eye for detail and pragmatic approach to my cases. I practice al...
Associate Legal Executive, Manchester, Preston & Stockport
Wendy McManus
Wendy is Regional Team Leader for Stowe’s North West Team.
Regional Team Leader, North West
 

Stowe Family Law Stockport

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.

What our clients say

Come and see us – divorce solicitors Stockport

Our office is located a 10-minute walk from Stockport Railway station. If you exit the station onto Station Road headed north-west towards Wellington Road. When you reach the junction with Wellington Road, and then about 60 metres cross over the road and turn right onto St Petersgate until you come to St Peter’s Square, cross and continue along St Petersgate crossing High Bank Side / High Street until you pass the Angel Inn pub and then you will find Merchant House a couple of buildings down on the left-hand side opposite Market Place.).

For those travelling by car, either the Asda Merseyway car park, Millgate, Stockport SK1 1SJ car park or Churchgate Car Park, Portwood, are the best places to park and are both within close walking distance from the office

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

  • 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.

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