Supporting clients with family law cases in Windsor
In Windsor, Berkshire, the Stowe Family Law team of highly experienced family lawyers is available to support people dealing with various family law issues, including divorce, cohabitation, settling finances and child custody.
The team works hard to offer outstanding client service and is well-regarded for achieving the best possible outcomes, highlighted by the case studies below.
Whether you are going through a challenging divorce, struggling to reach a financial settlement, or dealing with post-divorce arrangements, Managing Partner Amanda Phillips-Wylds, Partner Gemma Davison, and Senior Associate, Jo Backwith and the rest of the Stowe team in Windsor can help.
How do you split the family home?
A common issue faced by the divorce lawyers in Windsor is the division of property as part of a wider divorce settlement.
Often the highest value asset to divide, the family home is also incredibly emotive and can easily become a contentious issue in a divorce.
One such case that the Windsor team worked on involved the division of a stunning Georgian property in the town, which both parties wanted to remain in.
Direct negotiations had not worked, so it was agreed to take the matter to mediation.
Meanwhile, the team supported their client to get a clear picture of the cost of maintaining the family home, especially as they were increasing due to the cost of living crisis.
Armed with a clear understanding of costs, our client realised they could no longer afford to buy out the other party and the running costs of the house, and instead needed to look at other routes for the division of the property.
Taking the issue to mediation, and after several sessions, both parties agreed it was best to sell the family home and split the equity 50/50. This created enough capital for them to buy houses close to each other, that met the family and the children’s needs.
Dealing with child support issues
More commonly referred to as child maintenance, child support is an ongoing payment to help cover a child’s living costs when one of the parents does not live with the child.
For many clients in Windsor, agreeing on child support is done between parents without intervention from a lawyer. However, this is not always the case.
The team recently supported a mother with an ongoing claim for unpaid maintenance from the father of their two small children.
Despite an informal agreement, the children would spend every other weekend with the father, this often did not happen with the father cancelling or not showing up. Maintenance payments were also proving difficult, with skipped payments and incorrect payments common, causing financial anxiety for the mother.
The team put the client in touch with the CMS, a government-run service, to help make more formal child support arrangements.
The service worked out the correct amount that should be paid, and contacted the father and made the necessary arrangements for a regular monthly payment.
This has been adhered to, and the mother now receives monthly child support to help her provide for her children.
Different ways to deal with divorce settlements
The team in Windsor supports many families across Berkshire to reach amicable divorce settlements.
They do this in various ways, starting with direct negotiations between couples, solicitors negotiations, mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, and in a very small number of cases, the family court.
One of the most popular methods for divorce settlements in Windsor is mediation, which is a very effective form of alternative dispute resolution, and is used by many of our clients who cannot agree between themselves.
With two highly trained mediators: Amanda Phillips-Wylds and Gemma Davison in the team, many of the clients in Windsor have reached fair divorce settlements using this tool
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Windsor today
With dozens of offices across England and Wales, Stowe Family Law is the UK's largest family law firm.
From the office in Windsor, the team support many people dealing with the issues caused by a relationship breakdown and other family matters including surrogacy, fertility law and grandparents rights.
From ending a marriage, supporting cohabiting couples to separate, to civil partnership dissolution, Managing Partner Amanda Phillips-Wylds, Partner Gemma Davison, and Senior Associate, Jo Backwith are on-hand to help.
Our office is in the Regus building on Thames St (SL4 1TX), situated in the town centre nearby to Theatre Royal Windsor and Windsor Castle. It’s just around the corner from Windsor & Eton Riverside train station and a short 5-10 minute walk from Windsor & Eton Central. You can call the Windsor team on 01753 941753.
Amanda has particular expertise in resolving mid to high value financial disputes on divorces involving complex issues such as fraud, overseas assets, business assets and interveners. Amanda is Managing Partner, covering Stowe's Oxford and Reading offices.