*Please note that legal aid is not available for our family law services
Get in touch today for a consultation with one of our highly skilled divorce solicitors. Every case is different and we take great care in matching the unique circumstances of each case with a solicitor possessing the relevant specialised skills.
Financial Matters & Family Law
It is imperative to assess not only the immediate impact of a split, but also to consider the financial needs of the spouses and children. No case is the same. This is an area in which Stowe Family Law has a particularly strong track record.
Children and Divorce
Divorce and children can be a difficult mix. It is always preferable for parents to reach an agreement in relation to child custody between themselves. Stowe Family Law also deal with adoption, grandparent’s rights and other aspects of law relating to children.
International Family Law
With the growth of cross-border divorce and the UK’s reputation as the “divorce capital of the world”, our International Family Law Department has become increasingly well-known for its unmatched experience, expertise and network of overseas lawyers and contacts.
Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate Service
Stowe Family Law operates an excellent wills and probate service. Need to arrange expert, bespoke will writing services or are you disputing and challenging an existing will?.. Looking to resolve ‘intestacy’ issues from a relative who died without leaving a will?.. Need professional guidance on matters of Power of Attorney? Arrange an appointment with our Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate experts today.
Contesting a Will
Disputes about a will or an inheritance happen for a number of reasons. It can be because there is something wrong with the will itself, there was something affecting the will maker’s mind or ability to make the will, or it may be because they have not acted reasonably when deciding who should inherit from them.
Stowe Family Law assists many clients with cohabitation matters. Some wish to draw up a cohabitation agreement to clarify the ownership of shared assets. Others seek practical advice and legal assistance after a relationship has broken down or a partner has died.
Following the landmark decision in the case of Radmacher v Granatino in October 2010, which gave “decisive” weight to prenuptial agreements, Stowe Family Law has seen a marked rise in the number of clients contacting us about a prenuptial agreement in the UK.
Out of Court Settlements
Stowe Family Law offers dedicated family mediation, collaboration and arbitration services which we term out of court settlements. These can also be known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Collaborative law services are also available, which differs from mediation in that each party has a legal advisor present throughout the process and at all meetings.
Family law arbitration was launched in February 2012 and offers an alternative way to resolve financial family law disputes outside of court. Divorcing couples, or other parties involved in a family law dispute, can now approach a qualified arbitrator to agree a legally binding financial agreement instead of enduring the lengthy and costly court process.
The specialist expertise of Stowe Family Law’s in-house forensic accountancy team is prized by our clients and has been featured in the Financial Times.
If you are in a civil partnership and the relationship breaks down, you can apply to the court for the partnership to be dissolved. You will receive the same entitlements as a spouse who gets divorced, and can apply for financial provision.
The law protects the most vulnerable people in society. If you are experiencing violence or have been threatened with violence by your partner, Stowe Family Law can advise you of the options available to you and, if applicable, your children.