Taylor&Emmet LLP’s experienced matrimonial team can provide you with expert advice and a sympathetic ear on a range of issues. For expert legal advice call our family law team on 0114 218 4000 or tell us what happened.

Our priority is to resolve disputes as fairly and amicably as possible without lengthy legal battles, but if it is necessary to go to court, your case will be dealt with skilfully, sensitively and efficiently. We are also able to handle urgent cases and matters involving international law.

All of our family lawyers are specialists in their chosen field and as members of Resolution, they are committed to helping couples achieve a fair settlement by negotiation and meetings (collaboration) where possible.



Child maintenance is the money paid by the non resident parent to the parent with care to help pay for their children's everyday living costs.


Wills are an important part of planning for the future and they are particularly important for unmarried couples. Unlike a surviving husband, wife or civil partner...


The collaborative family law process is a relatively new way of dealing with family disputes. Each person appoints their own lawyer but instead of conducting...


There were 141,750 divorces in 2005. Most divorces were granted to wives, and in more than half these cases, the husband's behaviour was the reason cited...


Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and in all kinds of relationships. People suffer domestic abuse regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality and lifestyle.


There are many consequences to be considered as a result of a marriage break down. It is inevitable that disputes will arise in relation to the division of the assets


An impartial mediator meets both parties in dispute separately at first and then together. Families are able to work out arrangements for children and division of property by focussing on practical solutions.


As a consequence of more competitive salaries, increasing property prices and buoyant investment portfolios, pensions can now in fact form a large proportion of the family asset base.


Only rarely have the English courts been asked to consider pre-nuptial agreements, and until recently they had given them very little, if any weight...


Couples who sign a civil partnership registration document commit themselves to a range of rights and responsibilities.


Separation agreements are becoming more popular mainly because there is no interference from the court and it gives both parties peace of mind before deciding on whether or not to legally divorce.


Despite the fact unmarried couples are able to buy property together, have children together, and make wills in each other’s favour. It may come as a surprise to know that they have little or no...


T&E Divorce

 The divorce/dissolution stages

We at Taylor&Emmet appreciate that the legal costs of instructing a solicitor to act in divorce or dissolution proceedings can be concerning. However, the prospect of preparing court documents can be daunting for some people. Poorly prepared documents are rejected by the court which leads to delay and inconvenience.

For this reason we have devised the Document Preparation Service. We will prepare the documents required by the petitioner at each stage in a straightforward divorce or civil partnership dissolution for a fixed fee.

Get started by clicking the link below or if you want to understand a little bit more about the process please click which stage you would like to know more about.

Preparation of the Petition

Application for Decree NISI / Conditional Order

Application for Decree Absolute / Final Decree




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What do I do now?

Our experienced specialists lawyers understand the worry and distress conflicts involving children can cause and approach all matters sensitively and sympathetically, for the benefit of all concerned.

We advise and represent children, parents, other family members and foster carers at all stages of the process. This starts from the earliest involvement of social workers and includes meetings, case conferences and any subsequent care or related proceedings, as well as the adoption process.