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Child Custody Solicitors

Child Custody Solicitors based in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham delivering advice in London and Nationwide

If you are in the process of separating or getting divorced, and you have children, you will need to settle the arrangements for their future.  Many families manage this amicably however others need assistance from solicitors. This also includes long-standing agreements that have gone wrong over time.


Our family law team can advise and support parents and grandparents either through negotiations, in between mediation appointments or through court representation if necessary

What We Can Help with Regarding Child Custody and Child Access

Our experienced and understanding family solicitors can help with the following issues:

– Where children will live

– The amount of time a child will spend with parents or grandparents

– If an agreement cannot be reached over schooling

– If one parent wishes to move away

– Child abduction

A number of our solicitors in our team are Resolution Accredited as specialists in the law relating to children.

Howells Solicitors are specialists at dealing with disputes regarding children and can support you with:

– Children disputes – e.g. deciding where your children live

– Preparing prenuptial agreements

Divorce and Separation

Creating or amending a Will

Civil Partnerships

Child Custody and Child Access FAQs

What is a Child Arrangement Dispute?

The Child Arrangements Programme (the ‘CAP’) applies when a dispute arises between separated parents and/or families about the arrangements concerning children.

Can a Father Stop a Mother from Seeing her Child?

Your partner cannot legally stop you from having access to your child unless it will be detrimental to your child’s welfare.

What Do Family Law Solicitors Do?

Most family law solicitors assist with childcare proceedings, cohabitation agreements, divorce settlements and a host of other legal issues regarding divorce and separation. 

Our Family Law Team

Our Family Law team represent clients in:

– Sheffield

– Barnsley

– Rotherham

– Other South Yorkshire areas

– London and surrounding areas

– Nationwide (throughout England)

The team also offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first visit, which can be made face-to-face, on the phone or virtually. Contact us on 0114 2496666 to make an appointment.

Our Family Law 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.

How can we help? Contact us today

Contact us on 0114 2496666 and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your situation. We will take some initial information and if we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

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Free Consultation

The family law team offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first appointment, 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 on 0114 2496666 to make an appointment.

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The Child Custody 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.

Sensitive and compassionate in her client relationships, Alyson Siddal understands that she is not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound by legal process but in real lives. Furthermore, Alyson has been a key part of Howells Solicitors for over 30 years and offers a wealth of expertise and experience. Alyson and the Matrimonial team are highly ranked in the Legal 500 rankingswith specific feedback on Alyson which is “Alyson Siddall is a very experienced matrimonial lawyer who is personable and approachable in addition to being an excellent solicitor”.

Sharon Lockwood is a highly regarded Family Law and Divorce Solicitor in Rotherham, with a specialism at dealing with complex cases involving children and high value assets. Sharon is very active in the local community of South Yorkshire and receives a high amount of praise from her clients and colleagues and has established herself as one of the most distinguish divorce specialists in the region.

John Clegg is a family specialist and covers all aspects of Matrimonial law including divorce, civil partnership and cohabitation breakdown, financial matters arising on separation and divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements and protection from domestic abuse.

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 edition ranks Family as a top tier firm in Yorkshire and Humber, saying “Family head Alyson Siddall, matrimonial specialist Sharon Lockwood and children team head Sarah Walker are the key names at Howells Solicitors. Based in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley respectively, they oversea a team that is particularly well known for high net worth cases with assets ranging from three to six million pounds.

The firm recently expanded its department with the addition of a collaborative law facility. John Clegg is an additional name to note.”

Alyson Siddall

Family Law

0114 249 6659
John Clegg

Family Law

0114 249 6795
Sharon Lockwood

Family Law

01709 364000
Caroline Euinton

Family Law

0114 249 6643
Louise Ellis

Family Law

01709 364 000
Ramandeep Kaur

Family Law

0114 249 6703
Wendy Bailey

Family Law

01226 805 190
Danielle Mahyar

Family Law

01226 805 190
Sophie Jensen

Family Law

01226 668 803
Colin Musgrave

Family Law

0114 249 6709
Laura Hill

Family Law

0114 249 6638
Cody Minshall

0114 249 6656
Megan Wright

0114 249 6654
Michaela Logue

Family Law

0114 2496666