Divorce & Separation
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It’s important to remember a divorce solicitor is not just there to fill in paper work, we are there by your side the whole way through, for professional and emotional support and help take the stress and pain away.
We know it can be worrying contacting a divorce solicitor but you’ll find our team approachable and easy to talk to. Always remember we are on your side. Our family law solicitors cannot take away the pain, but they can help you rebuild for the future.
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 on-going advice and support to you outside the process.
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There is always the risk of the ‘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:
- Financial settlements
- Child residence, contact and maintenance
- Division of property and assets
- Pension arrangements, wills and trusts
- Pet custody
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.
Our family law team are transparent with their prices and offer a variety of fixed fees. These can be found here.
2 steps to contacting Howells:
We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.
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 rankings, with 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.
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.”