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Divorce and Separation Solicitors

Divorce Solicitors in Sheffield, Barnsley, and Rotherham

Dealing with a divorce can be distressing and drawn out. It’s often the discussions that make the process more strenuous and stressful, such as sorting out possessions, deciding on housing, agreeing on the finances and most important of all, making suitable provisions for children. Often decisions and agreements between spouses made at the beginning of the divorce process can change over time, which can cause conflict.

Marriage Separation Advice You Can Trust

It’s important to remember a divorce solicitor is not just there to fill in paperwork. We are there by your side the whole way through,  providing you with invaluable marriage separation advice, and offering professional and emotional support.

We know contacting a divorce solicitor can be worrying, but you’ll find our team approachable and easy to talk to. Always remember we are on your side. Our divorce and separation solicitors cannot take away the pain, but they can help you rebuild for the future.

Services Provided by our Divorce Solicitors in Sheffield, Barnsley, and Rotherham

Our Family Law Solicitors cover the full spectrum of divorce and separation cases, including:

  • Divorce on a fixed fee basis
  • Complex divorce and separation matters, involving financial settlements, children, and property
  • Divorces involving high-net-worth individuals
  • Child, residence, contact, and maintenance
  • Collaborative law
  • Pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce work across a range of cultures/religions
  • Guidance on pensions, wills, and trusts
  • Practical advice on housing and financial assistance
  • Protection for vulnerable clients
  • Advice during mediation – For those of you who are going through the mediation process your Mediator can give you information but not advice. We can offer ongoing advice and support to you outside the process.

Collaborative Law

There is always the risk of a ‘bad divorce’ where neither party can agree which will result in long-drawn-out Court proceedings. This causes a rise in costs and growing anger, bitterness and distress.

Collaborative law can support with:

Divorce and Separation FAQs

How Do I Choose a Solicitor for Divorce?

Working with a solicitor who has extensive experience in the field of family law, particularly divorce and separation, is recommended. A divorce solicitor can provide you with advice and support, as well as help you decide on an appropriate strategy.

 Who Pays for a Divorce?

Generally, each person getting divorced will pay their own legal costs. The cost of divorce includes the court fee and the costs of the solicitors who assist the parties with the process.

How Long Does a Divorce Take?

The average time to get a divorce is around six to eight months, however, the process can take longer, depending on the circumstances. To get a more realistic idea, it’s best to consult your divorce solicitor.

Free Consultation  

Our family law team offer a free 30 minute consultation for new clients. We offer flexible appointments that can be arranged around your work schedule.

Divorce Fees

Our family law team are transparent with their prices and offer a variety of fixed fees.

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The Divorce and Separation team

The Howells Matrimonial team are one of the best in the country and one of the largest in South Yorkshire. It has been consistently highly ranked for family law work in the north, and is overseen by the hugely respected Alyson Siddall.  The team are also Resolution accredited who recognise members that demonstrate excellence in the practice of family law.

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

0114 249 6659
Caroline Euinton

0114 249 6643
John Clegg

0114 249 6795
Liam Gray

0114 249 6605
Louise Ellis

01709 364 000
Ramandeep Kaur

0114 249 6703
Sharon Lockwood

01709 364000
Wendy Bailey

01226 805 190