A tailored approach to family law from a team that really understands
Stowe Family Law's knowledgeable and dedicated family lawyers help many clients in Preston and throughout Cheshire with divorce, cohabitation, and civil partnership dissolution.
The Stockport family law team, including Associate Tamara Adams, is dedicated to providing clients the best legal assistance and representation whether you are going through a challenging divorce, trying to share assets, deciding the future of the family home, or finding it challenging to co-parent.
Stowe’s knowledgeable family lawyers provide personalised attention and bespoke solutions to each client's unique situation. They understand the sensitivity of family law issues and the emotional toll they can take on individuals and families, working hard to make the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible.
How should the family home be divided?
The division of marital property as part of the broader divorce settlement is a common and sometimes complex issue confronted by divorce lawyers in Stowe’s Stockport team, especially when both parties wish to remain in the family home.
If couples cannot agree on who should retain ownership of the property, which is often the most valuable asset in a divorce settlement, our family lawyers assist clients in fully establishing the viability of all property division options.
Agreements can then be reached through direct negotiation, divorce mediation, or other alternative dispute resolution methods, or through the courts if other dispute resolution methods have failed.
Is it simple to avoid going to court?
The vast majority of divorce cases handled by Stowe Family Law are resolved outside of court.
Many couples, in fact, settle their disagreements amicably on their own or through negotiations between their family lawyers. Our solicitors then formalise these agreements by obtaining orders that make them legally binding.
Couples dealing with separation-related issues such as finances, home division, pensions, and child living arrangements have several options. Some of the options include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law.
These techniques are highly effective, save money and time, help to avoid misunderstandings, and promote future communication and relationships.
Many clients benefit from the Stockport team's assistance in avoiding court proceedings and focusing on resolving issues in a constructive and collaborative manner, with the client's and family's best interests at the forefront of any decision-making.
Several of our Stowe family lawyers are qualified mediators, arbitrators, and collaborative lawyers. The Stockport team can also connect you with a network of other experts who can help you reach an out-of-court settlement.
Formalising child custody arrangements
The team in Stockport frequently supports separated parents across Cheshire who struggle to agree on child arrangements after divorce.
In one such case, they represented the father of three young children who had negotiated child custody arrangements with the mother but was not following through on them.
Following a meeting with the team, it was decided that the best approach would be to apply to the court for a child arrangement order, resulting in a more formalised system.
Using their Child Law expertise, the team devised a custody arrangement that would be in the best interests of the children while also meeting the needs of both parents.
This was taken to the court, and after legal proceedings, the court issued a child arrangements order that reflected the agreed-upon child custody arrangement.
Having a formal arrangement in place has benefited the children by providing consistency and routine in their lives, as well as improving relations between the parents.
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Stockport today
Stowe Family Law is the UK's largest team of specialised family lawyers and the only national law firm dedicated exclusively to family law.
The Stockport office offers family law services to individuals and families in the Greater Manchester area, including divorce, financial settlements, and child arrangements.
Family solicitors at the firm are knowledgeable and compassionate, dedicated to helping clients understand the often-complex legal language and provide support every step of the way.
Stowe Family Law's family solicitors can help you whatever your family concerns are.
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.
Our team of Stockport family solicitors can be contacted on 0161 6975765.
Nastassia Burton is a Partner in the firm’s Altrincham office. She joined Stowe Family Law in July 2008. She is experienced in all aspects of family law. In particular, she advises people on the practical, legal and financial consequences resulting from the breakdown of relationships