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Family Law Solicitors

Family Law Services based in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, London and Nationwide

Our team of family law specialists are one of the largest family law teams in the north of England and cover the entirety of England, including London and the surrounding areas. They are highly regarded in their field of work and have extensive experience in their areas of expertise. They are accredited in the Legal 500 as one of the top law firms in the country and have countless positive reviews from clients, having an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 from clients on Review Solicitors.


The team are Resolution and Law Society accredited specialists dealing with all types of family law cases for married and unmarried couples including divorce and separation, childcare proceedings, financial settlements and disputes relating to children. The team also offer a free initial 30-minute consultation to new clients by telephone, video call or in person and affordable prices without compromising on the quality of service received.

What our Family Law Solicitors Offer

Our solicitors believe in access to justice for all, and therefore offer affordable legal services, including fixed fee divorce packages.


The team offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first contact, which can be made face-to-face, on the phone or by video call, as well as flexible appointments that can be arranged to fit around lunch breaks or work commitments. Contact us to book an appointment or call us on 0114 2496666.


Following your consultation, our transparent charging system will keep you informed about where you stand. You can find a list of our fees here.


When the family law team take on your case, we step in your shoes and help you through what can be the most distressing experience of your life; the breakdown of a relationship and the impact upon children. The specialists are compassionate and considerate and truly understand what you are going through.


The family law team make every effort to make you feel as comfortable as possible and assist throughout that difficult journey.


Our family law solicitors also have excellent relationships with specialist barristers, accountants, independent financial advisers, surveyors, medical specialists, counsellors, and agencies supporting children and survivors of abuse. Contact us to book an appointment.


How can Our Family Law Solicitors in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, London and surrounds Help?

Our Family Law specialists can support you with:

Our Family Law Team

Our Family Law team can represent clients in:


– Sheffield

– Barnsley

– Rotherham

London and surrounding areas

– Nationwide (throughout England)


The team also offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first visit to provide all the initial information you may need to prepare for the process.

Contact us or call us on 0114 2496666 to book your free appointment today.


We can then support you with all areas and stages of Family Law, such as:


Before Marriage


Before getting married you can protect your assets and finances by drawing up a prenuptial agreement. This is an agreement made by a couple before they marry concerning the ownership of their assets if the marriage should fail. For more details, see our Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements pageContact us to book an appointment.



When You’re Living Together


If you are living with a partner and not married, you can also protect your assets and finances by creating a cohabitation agreement. This agreement outlines what each party is entitled to if the relationship should fail. We can also support you through and unmarried separation where there is no cohabitation agreement in place, and help deal with finances, assets and children matters. For more information, visit our Unmarried Couples page.

Contact us or call us on 0114 2496666 to book your free appointment today.


When You Are Considering Divorce


The divorce process can be highly emotional and often made more complex by differing financial circumstances, any assets owned and situations and relationship where children are involved. Our experienced team of family law solicitors have a wealth of experience handling complex cases, involving both children and finances, and offer a fixed fee divorce package. We also have a Collaborative Law department and can act for clients who are seeking an amicable resolution.  For more information see our Divorce & Separation Page.

Contact us or call us on 0114 2496666 to book your free appointment today.


When Children Are Involved


We know that a divorce or separation can have a tremendous impact on children. If you are in the process of separating or getting divorced, and you have children, you will need to consider the arrangements for their future including whether a Child Custody agreement (now known as a Child Arrangements agreement) is appropriate or whether anything else is required to resolve the arrangements for the children. For more information see our Child Custody and Child Access page.

Contact us or call us on 0114 2496666 to book your free appointment today.


Additional Services


Our team can help you deal with all family law matters, including:

Change of Name

Domestic Abuse

Child Abduction

Post Nuptial Agreements

Children Law Matters

Contact us or call us on 0114 2496666 to book your free appointment today.


Who Can We Help?


Our family law team can help:

– Married partners looking to divorce including fixed fee divorce

Unmarried partners looking to separate

– Engaged partners wishing to create a pre-nuptial agreement

Unmarried partners wishing to create a cohabitation agreement

– Separating couples with children

– Separating couples with assets to divide

– Professionals/public sector workers

– Those with pensions to claim or protect

– Business owners who are divorcing / separating their partners

– Individuals looking to legally change their name

Child abduction matters

– Matters relating to the welfare of children or have been contacted by social services.

The team offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first appointment, which can be made face-to-face, on the phone or virtually.

Contact us or call us on 0114 2496666 to book your free appointment today.


Our Fees


Our family law team offer transparent and affordable prices to suit all financial circumstances. You will always be kept up to date with costs and they offer fixed fees for most areas, so you are always in full control.


Find a full list of our fees here.

The Family Law Team

The Howells Matrimonial team is one of the best in the country and one of the largest in South Yorkshire. They been consistently highly ranked for family law work in the north by the Legal 500. Howells have over 40 years’ experience supporting families and are ranked high on Review Solicitors where they have a rating of 4.9 out of 5 for their client care. The team are also accredited by Resolution and the Law Society.

The family law team at Howells are often praised by clients for their honesty, compassion, and down to earth approach with their clients, and are excellent at their client care making the process of your case far less stressful.

Call us on 0114 249 66 66 or contact online

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What Do Our
Clients Say

"I went to Howells for representation in a family matter. I was very anxious and felt overwhelmed with it all but Liz Forrest was amazing from beginning to end! She was very professional, knowledgeable and meticulous with her work and was extremely approachable and friendly. She is honest and kept me informed at every stage. Liz made the most stressful time of my life bearable and I would recommend her to anyone going through family court. The staff at Howells were also brilliant - very welcoming, friendly and approachable."

Family Client

"Going through a divorce is never easy but I cannot praise Alyson at Howells enough. Through a long, complicated and challenging divorce process, she managed the legal process with calmness, empathy and professionalism. I would recommend her and Howells to anyone in a similar situation."

Divorce Client

“Divorce is never nice. When you are in the thick of it and cannot see the wood for the trees, you need people around you who are experienced, professional and also sympathetic to your needs. People who can guide you along the way. Alyson Siddall and her team were every bit of this. Nobody can prepare you for the stresses and anxiety most people going through a divorce will endure. Having a friendly, straight talking shoulder to cry on, with a clear path to an exit is key. Professional to the end, but equally a joy to talk things though with. Many thanks again Alyson. I hope I never go though another ordeal like this, but if I do, I know where to come.”

Divorce Client, April 2021

I appreciate and realise all the work you are doing to help me and my children and no words can truly explain my gratitude to you and your team, thank you so much for all your hard work. We appreciate it very much.

Family Law Client, 2020

“I cannot speak highly enough of you & everyone I have come into contact with at Howells. Please could you especially pass on my thanks to Nicky who walked me to Court & arranged the special measures for the Financial Hearing & Heather in reception who called a taxi & allowed me to sit in reception with her afterwards.”

Family Client – ME, March 2019

"The lady on your Reception Heather, is such a credit to your company. She’s always so lovely and welcoming."

Family Client – April 2019

Very helpful got half hour free advice most friendly and very easy to talk to from receptionist to the solicitors yes would most definitely recommend any one to give them a call if needed advice

Family Law Client, 2020

"I have seen Mr John Clegg who helped me greatly. Lindsey Rawson who did my Will and then Louise Tissington who helped me revise my Will. Mr Hague who helped with my criminal charge and everybody at conveyancing department. All fantastic! The reception staff are great, polite, kind and really professional. Great Service!”

Family Law Client, 2020

I would like to thank Sharon Lockwood for all her expertise and help for the last few years and barrister Carl Fender. We got the result we wanted and I can't thank Sharon and Carl enough. Highly recommend Sharon Lockwood and Howell Solicitors as a whole. Brilliant service. 5/5 stars

SA, Family Client, May 2018

I am very happy to have chosen yourself and Howells to represent me. Thank you once more for your support, understanding and guidance through this difficult and delicate matter.

Family Client, Nov 2014