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0191 380 5643

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

Regus - Sunderland
Doxford International Business Park
4 Admiral Way

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
Yorkshire House
Greek Street

Compassionate Sunderland Divorce Lawyers

Our Sunderland family law solicitors have extensive experience in all aspects of family law, with a focus on resolving tough financial difficulties and protecting children’s welfare during a divorce or separation. Our family law team provides sensitive legal services to assist you at this tremendously difficult moment in your life.

Sunderland Solicitors for Family Law

In Sunderland, our team of family lawyers possesses exceptional proficiency in addressing the intricate challenges that often arise within the realm of familial legal matters. Whether the situation involves navigating complex financial scenarios or establishing arrangements for child custody, the paramount objective at Stowe Family Law is to collaboratively chart a resolution. Our unwavering commitment to prioritizing the contentment and well-being of our clients shapes the foundation of our tailored approach to service delivery.

Within the North East, particularly in Sunderland, our clients confidently turn to Stowe Family Law for highly specialized guidance. Our clientele spans a diverse spectrum, encompassing families with working parents, stay-at-home caregivers, and those with considerable affluence and assets. Regardless of the unique context, our commitment remains resolute: to provide tailored assistance that is as exceptional as the families we serve.

Experts In Family Law

Led by Managing Partner Chris Birch and Team Leader Partner Nicky Hunter, our commitment revolves around delivering the most accurate and effective legal advice in Sunderland. We accomplish this by seamlessly integrating our profound legal acumen with a genuine sense of empathy and unwavering client concern. Our paramount goal is to ensure that your legal journey is not only well-guided but also considerate of your unique circumstances.

To streamline the process and mitigate lengthy procedures, we advocate for out-of-court settlements whenever viable. However, we are attuned to the reality that such resolutions aren’t always feasible. In instances where litigation becomes imperative to attain a just resolution, rest assured, our team boasts extensive experience in navigating the complexities of the courtroom. We deeply comprehend the depth of legal expertise required to guide you and your family through these extraordinarily challenging times.

As a locally grounded family law firm, our approach revolves around tailoring strategies and legal counsel to align precisely with each client’s distinct requirements. From the outset to the conclusion of your legal journey, we offer comprehensive support encompassing the pragmatic, emotional, and legal dimensions of divorce and various forms of separation. It’s essential to note that our family law practice undergoes rigorous oversight by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, ensuring that our services adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical practice.

Protecting Your Financial Position

To secure an optimal financial settlement, our in-house accounting team at Stowe Family Law will furnish you with a comprehensive assessment of the marital assets. Our proficiency spans taxation, property assessment, appraisals, accounting, and pension evaluations. If you’re seeking authoritative assistance with family law concerns, connect with the foremost family law authorities in Sunderland. Our adept family law firm extends complete legal guidance throughout Tyne and Wear and its adjoining regions.

Our team of Sunderland family lawyers

Christopher Birch
Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, I combine legal expertise...
Managing Partner, Harrogate, Beverley & York
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 Morgan
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

Stowe Family Law Sunderland

Our family law team at the law solicitors in Sunderland will provide a personal service for your relationship breakdown. Our family law solicitors can make the legal process smooth and easy, whether that be giving honest sound advice, dealing with court proceedings or discussing cohabitation agreements. Our excellent law firm has a team of highly skilled family law solicitors with extensive experience.

If you require financial settlements within your divorce process or you have complex financial matters to deal with, contact our family solicitors and experience our range of family law services. We give a personal touch to the whole process and a practical approach, to ensure we capture the best interests of the clients and receive the best outcome for everyone. Contact a family law solicitor at Stowe family law today for an initial consultation.

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Visiting our Sunderland family law solicitors

Regus – Sunderland, Doxford International Business Park,

4 Admiral Way,



Our team of family solicitors in Sunderland are based out of the Regus building in Doxford International Business Park, which is easily accessible from the A19, A690 and B1286. We are located approximately 5 miles southwest of Sunderland city centre, in between East Herrington & Moorside. The building has an on-site visitor car park. For those travelling by public transport, there is a bus stop right outside the office building called ‘Doxford International’ which is served by bus services 13, 39, 594, X1 & X20.

Easily accessible from the North East of England, we give expert guidance on divorce and separation to clients in Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and Gateshead, to name just a few places.

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 Sunderland

More about our family law solicitors Sunderland

  • Starting a divorce application in Sunderland

    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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland’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.

  • Can I dissolve a civil partnership with Stowe Family Law in Sunderland?

    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 Sunderland, 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 Sunderland.

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