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.
Tower House Business Centre
Stowe Family Law LLP
29 E Parade
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.
We are a family law team that gives expert advice and guidance within family law disputes. Our team are divorce specialists that have the ability to provide the utmost care and professionalism to ensure minimal stress and to achieve the best outcome.
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 Business Centre on Fishergate.
Whether you are experiencing a relationship breakdown, you need help with a cohabitation agreement or perhaps you need expertise regarding pre nuptial agreements, our family law advice is waiting for you, helping and assisting the process of getting divorced and ending civil partnerships while protecting children and family finances, along with all of the associated legal processes.
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, in order to avoid further financial matters. 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.
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.
We also provide assistance and expertise for unmarried couples or separating couples that may have issues with cohabitation agreements, financial matters or issues with separation agreements.
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.
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.
Our York office can be found in Tower House Business Centre just south of York City Centre. If you’re travelling by rail, it’s a 25-minute walk from York Train Station. There is some on-street parking in the surrounding streets and Q-Park Barbican is just a 4-minute walk away.
If you’re travelling from outside of York, the York Park & Ride service is the best way to reach the centre. You can use either Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride, Askham Bar Park & Ride or Grimston Bar Park & Ride.
Our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday
and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
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.
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.
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.
When your relationship feels complicated and unsolvable, our team of expert divorce lawyers in York are by your side. Whether you are facing divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, dealing with financial matters, need a Child Arrangements Order or a cohabitation agreement, our leading York family solicitors will guide you through the process with care and empathy so you can move forward in life from a position of renewed strength. With family lawyers in York and across North Yorkshire, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK and first choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.