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01904 202388

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

Tower House Business Centre
YO10 4UA

Postal address

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

Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in York

Our family law team of divorce lawyers and family solicitors in York is led by Managing Partner Chris Birch. We can be found in Tower House on Fishergate.

We support families across the York area going through a relationship break-up including divorce, cohabitation disputes, breakdown of civil partnerships, resolving financial issues and making arrangements for children. We also advise British ex-pats and overseas nationals who currently live in the UK, or have lived in recent years looking to divorce.

Whether your marriage or relationship has broken down, we give expert guidance in an accessible and easy to understand way, on getting divorced and ending civil partnerships while protecting children and family finances, along with all of the associated legal processes.

Family solcitors York – on your side, in and out of court

Every case is unique so we tailor our service to the clients’ needs. We believe in a holistic approach to alleviate stress and work with empathy to secure the most cost-effective outcome, ideally settling out of court. However, our experience has taught us that at times, a court hearing is required and the team has a strong and robust approach to litigation.

Many of our family solicitors are Resolution Accredited Specialists, and we always provide the best divorce lawyer to meet your specific needs.

Protecting your financial position – family law solicitors York

Our in-house accounting team will provide a clear picture of the assets in your marriage in order to create the optimum financial settlement. They have a breadth of specialist experience in tax, property, valuations, accounts and pension knowledge and of resolving financial settlements in cases involving family farms and agricultural businesses.

Award-winning solicitors, family law York – you’re in good hands

Stowe Family Law was recognised as the Family Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire Legal Awards and has been shortlisted again as a finalist for the ‘Family Law Award’ in 2020.

Our team of York family lawyers

Christopher Birch
Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, I combine legal expertise...
Managing Partner, Harrogate, Beverley, York & Malton
Katie Kilburn
I deal with a range of different cases from a family breakdown with minimal assets to weal...
Partner, Wetherby & the rest of Yorkshire
Juliet Walker
Juliet joined Stowe Family Law’s York and Beverley office as a Senior Assocaite in 2021.
Senior Associate, Beverley, York & Malton
Debbie Durkin
Debbie is a Legal Assistant based at our Beverley office. She also assists the lawyers at ...
Legal Assistant

Expertise in divorce and family farms

We have considerable experience in resolving cases involving family farms and agricultural businesses. These complicated cases require expert strategic preparation to secure a successful outcome for both parties without having to sell or weaken the commercial viability of the farming business.

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Visiting Stowe Family Law York

We are located at Tower House on Fishergate in York.

We are just a 10-minute walk from the town centre,  south of the York Barbican. You can access walking directions here

A taxi will take around 5 minutes, depending on the traffic.

If you are driving, the closest public parking is at the Q-Park Barbican off Kent Street, a 2-minute walk from the office. Other parking options are available to view here.

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 from our York divorce lawyers

  • How long is a divorce likely to take?

    In England & Wales, for straightforward and uncontested divorce cases, the process can take between 4 – 6 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.

    To discuss your divorce, disputes involving children or any family law matters, contact Stowe Family Law for specialist legal advice.

  • How much is my divorce likely to cost?

    In England & Wales, a divorce costs £550 for the application, plus any solicitor fees and court fees (if applicable). Going to court tends to make divorce more expensive due to court, barrister and additional solicitor fees.

    The cleanest and most cost-effective divorces are those where both parties reach an agreement on how to divorce including: the reason for divorce, arrangements for children and the division of assets. Doing so will minimise the amount of solicitor time and the possibility of litigation in court.

    We cover all aspects of family law including divorce, child separation agreements and family finances. Our approach to family law is to ensure you get the best outcome for you and your family.

  • Who is entitled 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.

    Our family law solicitors and foresic accountants in York will work with you to understand any complexities, while ensuring everything is explained in simple terms.

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