There are no more heated court disputes than those over child support and custody. Even through a traumatic divorce, you must consider your partner's and your children's financial requirements. Our job as divorce lawyers is to help you do that.
Our Children's Law Services
Child maintenance is a fixed payment paid by one parent to the other to meet living expenses. It is computed using various criteria and conditions. In an ideal world, parents will discuss and agree on the amount of maintenance and what it will cover. If this is not practicable, an application to the CMS can be submitted (Child Maintenance Service).
The CMS is a government-run organisation in charge of arranging and collecting maintenance fees. Our divorce solicitors have helped numerous families manage maintenance concerns, both directly and through the CMS and, in rare situations, the judicial system, by drawing on their significant knowledge.
Custody (Child Arrangements Order)
Child custody arrangements are court decrees that outline the parents' obligations for their child's care. They are necessary when the parents cannot agree on how to split these obligations.
These orders can specify who the children will live with, where they will reside, and how and how frequently a separated parent can visit them (including other forms of contact such as phone calls and video calls). You must petition to the family court for a child arrangement order, which may require many hearings. The order is legally enforceable once it is in place and normally lasts until the children reach the age of 18.
Our York-based experts can assist you in obtaining a favourable child arrangement order. At Stowe, we can also use our years of experience to help with all other aspects of child law, including:
Spousal maintenance. Aside from child maintenance, a divorced spouse may be entitled to support that maintains their level of lifestyle.
Religious divorce. Our local team can assist with both Jewish and Muslim divorce, and will remain considerate of your needs and those of your children throughout the divorce process.
International divorce and custody agreements. Working with a law team that may be from a different country, and having to navigate
Contact Stowe Family Law Today
We’re Stowe Family Law, the only national law firm dedicated to family matters with the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers and an office in the heart of the city of York.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case we handle across North Yorkshire is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe family law York, clients are guided through the process with empathy and care and the reassurance that they have the right team of people by their side.
With offices across the UK, we practice all areas of family law and support people in the York area going through a family breakdown to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
So, if you need the best family law solicitors York has to offer, contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 01904 202 388 - our lines are open 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.. Our office can be found at Stowe Family Law LLP, Tower House Business Centre, Fishergate, York, YO10 4UA.
Chris is the Managing Partner at Stowe Family Law's Harrogate, Beverley and York offices.
Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, Chris combines legal expertise of matrimonial finance and divorce with empathy to ensure clients trust in him and know they are in safe hands and supported.