Time to move on?

Let us help. Our team of respected family lawyers is committed to finding solutions as fairly, quickly and amicably as possible, so you can begin the rest of your life.

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 NameChange

 How does it work?

The deed or a certified copy prepared by us will be accepted as evidence of your name change by banks and other organisations, as well as official bodies such as the DVLA and the Passport Agency.

 What can I change?

You can change any part of your name or even your full name. The name change process can be carried out as and when you please, and as many times as you like, provided it is not for fraudulent or illegal purposes.

 Want to change your name online - T&E NameChange

The process enables you to change your name in the United Kingdom.

If you are over 18 and you are looking to change your name we can prepare all the paperwork for you quickly and easily for fixed fee.

 What happens?

Fill in the form on the link below and arrange payment. Once we receive your completed form we will prepare your Change of Name Deed within five working days and e-mail or post it to you with instructions.

If you have requested certified copies, you will need to return the signed and witnessed form to us and we will arrange for the certified copies and original to be sent out to you within five working days.


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.



We have legal experts near you

If you are interested in understanding how Taylor&Emmet can help you with your family law issues then please contact:

Michaela Evans

Michaela Evans

Head of Family Law

Tel: 0114 218 4000

Email Michaela

Office: Sheffield