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Family solicitors you can trust in York

  • The UK’s largest law firm dedicated to family matters
  • Offering a tailored, empathetic approach to support your circumstances
  • Proud to be rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot

At Stowe family law we are committed to supporting you with empathy and understanding, taking the strain through difficult times while making family law easier to grasp through a tailored service specific to your circumstances.

Contact us

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
Fishergate
York
YO10 4UA

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
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Yorkshire House
Greek Street
Leeds
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We offer an award winning service

Our team of York family lawyers

Christopher Birch
Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, I combine legal expertise...
Managing Partner, Yorkshire and North East
Maria Coster
“Extremely proficient at identifying clients’ main concerns” and an “intellige...
Team Leader Partner, Sheffield
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
Jake Mitchell
Jake joined Stowe Family Law as a Solicitor in 2021.
Associate, Sheffield
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
Rachael Harwin
Rachael specialises in Children Act 1989, Financial Remedy (consented or contested), Pre a...
Solicitor, Sheffield
Debbie Durkin
Debbie is a Paralegal based at our Beverley office. She also assists the lawyers at Ilkley...
Paralegal, Beverley
 
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Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in York

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.

Family Law Team

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.

Family solicitors 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Across our Yorkshire offices, our family law experts are here to assist you with all areas of family law, including child custody, grandparents’ rights and mediation matters. Our team of highly experienced lawyers is commited to providing personalised and dedicated support to our clients. We ensure you receive the guidance needed at every step of the legal process.

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

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

  • 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

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 £593 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.

  • Updates from our York office

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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.

Sarah advises in all aspects of family law and has experience of divorce cases involving substantial income and capital as well as businesses and trust structures. She also advises on child law, cohabitation and nuptial agreements.

Date last reviewed: 24/06/2024

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