A tailored approach to family law from a team that really understands.
Stowe Wigan family lawyers are dedicated to assisting clients with their family law matters. Our experienced family law team in Lancashire can support families in navigating the legal system and dealing with family law issues such as division of pensions to ensure retirement provision, obtaining freezing orders, and ensuring a fair division of investments in divorce.
The Wigan team, led by Partner Matthew Taylor, is known for its expertise in all areas of family law, including resolving complex financial issues arising from divorce, including high-net-worth divorce, using a tailored and client-led approach.
Our compassionate and proactive team of family solicitors can help you whether you are going through a difficult separation, making financial arrangements after divorce, or seeking advice on an out-of-court divorce.
Divorce and pension division
Our Wigan family solicitors are experienced at dealing with pensions during divorce proceedings. The team recently reached a financial settlement in a case involving a couple going through divorce after 11 years of marriage.
After establishing the client's financial circumstances, the team assisted in identifying a financial settlement that would support their client long-term, which included dividing the former partner’s pension pot.
By assisting the client in negotiating the best possible financial outcome with their ex and their family law team, including a pension sharing order and a fair and equitable share of the matrimonial assets, Stowe’s client can look forward to a more secure future.
Securing freezing orders for clients
When clients are concerned that their ex-partner is hiding or preparing to dispose of financial assets, they can seek a freezing order, also known as a freezing injunction, from the family courts.
Our Wigan team has helped Lancashire clients gather the necessary documentation to demonstrate risk and obtain freezing orders to protect assets.
The freezing order, issued by the family court, legally prohibits the other party from selling, concealing, or transferring assets prior to a specific time, which is usually when the divorce financial settlement is reached. This ensures that all matrimonial assets are included in the divorce settlement.
Division of investments on divorce
Our Wigan family lawyers assist divorcing couples in reaching fair financial settlements that include all viable assets, including property, savings, and investments amassed during the marriage.
After identifying capital assets and providing an up-to-date valuation, the division of investments is calculated based on a number of factors and considerations.
Our family law team assists clients in establishing scope investments such as bonds, stocks, shares, endowments, and funds, with the assistance of our in-house forensic accountant as needed.
We then devised a strategy for dividing assets in the divorce financial settlement while ensuring the best possible outcome for our clients.
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Wigan today
Stowe Family Law is the UK's largest team of specialised family lawyers and the only national law firm dedicated solely to family law.
The Wigan office offers family law services to individuals and families in the Lancashire area, including divorce, financial settlements, and child arrangements.
Family solicitors at the firm, including Partner Nastassia Burton and Associate Tamara Adams are knowledgeable and compassionate. They are all dedicated and talented lawyers who help clients understand the often-complex legal language and provide support at every step of the way.
Stowe Family Law's Wigan office's family lawyers can help you whether you are going through a divorce, reaching a financial settlement, or looking to protect your interests until a divorce settlement is reached.
Stowe Family Law’s Wigan office is located in Unity House, Westwood Park, Wigan, WN3 4HE. The office is situated just south of Wigan town centre, accessible by road from Westwood Way (A49) with plenty of on-site parking available.
You can call us on 01942 945958 from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Matthew is a Senior Associate and was noted in the Legal 500 for being ‘excellent’ and thinking ‘through cases very carefully to make very sound tactical decisions.’ His specialism is resolving financial issues following a divorce or separation and he frequently advises clients on cohabitation issues. He is based at our Liverpool office.