Making the decision to end a marriage or long-term relationship is a difficult one and not one that should never be taken lightly. Ask yourself, do I really want to separate from my partner? Is there something else in my life causing my unhappiness?
Seek out some couples counselling, talk to your friends and family, talk to your spouse about the problems as you see them and be willing to work at saving your marriage before walking away.
Getting divorced legally brings your marriage to an end, so that you are no longer husband and wife.
For those people not ready to dive straight into divorce proceedings, it is possible to obtain a judicial separation, whereby you remain married but legally separated, and this can deal with most financial claims. You can also set up a separation agreement, explore the alternatives to divorce.
However, if you separate but do not get divorced, you will remain financially tied to each other and divorce continues to be the most popular way of formally separating from a spouse.
Unmarried couples do not have the same legal rights as those that are married or entered into a civil partnership.
If the relationship breaks down there is often limited legal protection.
Assets such as the family home are not divided as they might be in divorce and should a property dispute occur, trust and land law is applied instead.
There is no automatic entitlement to make financial, capital, spousal maintenance or pension claims
Thank you so very much to you both for all your work, it is truly appreciated and has changed my life for the better.
Client: Ms L
Lawyer: Hollie Orgee
Hollie handled my divorce. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She kept the whole thing straightforward, gave me reassurance when I needed it and was very prompt in all our communications. Hollie is friendly and approachable yet very professional and her fee was reasonable too. Thanks Hollie.
Lawyer: Emma Newman
I was recommended to contact Emma Newman a number of years ago regarding what I hoped to be a straight forward divorce. Sadly it turned into an acrimonious journey of nearly 3 years. Emma was amazingly supportive, kept me sane and on track and through her commensurate professionalism, ensured we ended with a balanced and fair outcome for all parties. I honestly could not hold her and Stowe in higher regard and would recommend without any reservation.
Client: Mr F
Lawyer: Jennifer Reddy
Thanks for all your help, patience and support in what, as I predicted, would be a long drawn out and over complicated matter even though it looked relatively straightforward on paper. And for trusting my approach which I realise was not always the most typical of ex wives. If anything I hope it provided some relevant and interesting experience for you too. I wish you all the success as your career develops. You have a lovely manner, so important in family law....which is such an emotional and personal aspect of the law.
Client: Mrs K
Lawyer: Jason Stanley
I made an appointment with Stowe Family Law as I needed advice as I had recently separated from my husband. Initially I had a free telephone conversation with Jason Stanley one of the partners followed on by a free and informative consultation which lasted for over an hour. Jason was very professional and informative and immediately put me at ease. I gained a lot of information during this time. I have since appointed Jason as my solicitor where I have found him thorough and prompt when responding to queries and emails. I would definitely recommend Jason if you are seeking legal advice regarding divorce proceedings.
Client: Ms D
Lawyer: Jennifer Reddy
Having recently completed Financial Remedy proceedings through Stowe Family Law, I have no hesitation in recommending Jennifer Reddy. Jennifer made the potentially unwieldy legal process considerably less difficult. Her helpful and professional advice meant that I always had a clear understanding of the options available to me, and her support in preparing for my hearing allowed me to feel confident when I went into court. Thanks to Jennifer’s knowledge and guidance, the outcome of my case was far better than I had ever thought possible.
Client: Mr H
Lawyer: Mark Christie
Mark Christie is an absolutely superb solicitor I can not recommend highly enough. He is very approachable and has a vast knowledge of all issues regarding divorce. His attention to detail is second to none. Mark provided excellent advice throughout my divorce proceedings and has removed all stress from a very difficult situation. I would 100% recommend Mr Christie and Stowe Family Law for all aspects of divorce and separation. Definite 10 out of 10!
Client: Mrs B
Lawyer: Gabrielle Read-Thomas
I will just say that I have been more than happy with the service you have provided. I felt that you totally understood my situation and that I could easily talk to you about things, for that, I thank you very much. I would not hesitate to use your company again...Once again thank you, from a very happy client.