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Fixed Fee Divorce Solicitors

Dealing with a divorce can be distressing and drawn out, and money worries can only add to the stress. This is why we offer an affordable fixed fee divorce package to give you peace of mind over costs. We offer considerably lower costs than most law firms, particularly compared with the south of England, however you still get the same high quality legal advice.


The straightforward nature of certain proceedings means that our expertise can be used to progress matters much more quickly – saving time, money and upset. The emphasis is on a professional, efficient, cost-effective service, allowing you to move on as swiftly and painlessly as possible.

How Our Fixed Fee Divorce Service Works


Free Initial Consultation

Our family law team offer an initial free 30-minute consultation where we will assess your case and advise you on the most appropriate course of action. Consultations can be arranged face-to-face, on the phone or video call, as well as flexible appointments that can be arranged to fit around lunch breaks or work commitments.

Using the information you provide, we will then prepare the necessary court documents and process the divorce for you from start to finish, and we’ll keep you fully updated every step of the way.

Are you starting divorce proceedings?

If you are starting divorce proceedings, known as “the applicant” you’re responsible for completing and submitting the divorce application, which we will do on your behalf as part of our fixed fee service.

For applicants our fixed fee service is £399 + VAT (£79.80) + Court fees (£593) and any other disbursements such as if there is need for a translation of your marriage certificate = Total £1,071.80 + disbursements.

These are the costs to legally end your marriage. There may be additional costs to resolve any matters to do with finances, or children. This can vary depending on the case, and we can discuss your options with you once you start divorce proceedings with us.

See the full list of our fees here.

Are you responding to divorce proceedings?

If your spouse has issued divorce proceedings against you, this means you’re the respondent. This means you’ll receive the completed divorce application once this has been issued by the court. We can then assist in preparing and lodging the necessary paperwork with court and oversee the process of finalising the divorce.

For respondents, our fixed fee divorce service costs £275 + VAT (£55) and any other disbursements = Total £330 + disbursements.

This fee is payable upfront. There is no court fee to pay if you are the respondent.

These are the costs to legally end your marriage. There may be additional costs to resolve any matters to do with finances, or children. This can vary depending on the case, and we can discuss your options with you once you start divorce proceedings with us.

See the full list of our fees here.

How long does it take to get a divorce?

If there are no complications the divorce process generally takes 8-10 months to complete depending on how busy the courts are.

Can a divorce be contested?

Under new divorce laws that came into force on 6 April 2022, it’s generally no longer possible to contest a divorce unless this is on the basis of jurisdiction. If you are applying for a divorce against the wishes of your spouse, or responding to a divorce that you don’t agree to, discuss your options with our divorce solicitors.

Divorce financial settlements

Divorce brings marriage to a legal end in England & Wales but it does not end the financial commitments between the couple. In order to end matrimonial financial commitments and to protect your finances upon divorce a financial consent order or a clean break order, is required from the court, meaning each person’s financial affairs are completely separated from each other free from claim in future.

Formally resolving financial issues is vital for your future and the future of your children. Our specialist team of divorce solicitors are experts in achieving fair financial settlements and dealing with uncooperative spouses.

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 where appropriate, so you are always in full control.

Find a full list of our fees here.

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.

Contact our team today

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.

Contact our team today

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The Divorce and Separation 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
Wendy Bailey

Family Law

01226 805 190
Colin Musgrave

Family Law

0114 249 6709
Caroline Euinton

Family Law

0114 249 6643
Ramandeep Kaur

Family Law

0114 249 6703
Danielle Mahyar

Family Law

01226 805 190
Louise Ellis

Family Law

01709 364 000
Sophie Jensen

Family Law

01226 668 803
Cody Minshall

0114 249 6656
Laura Hill

Family Law

0114 249 6638
Megan Wright

0114 249 6654
Michaela Logue

Family Law

0114 2496666