Family & Relationship Breakdown

Providing expert advice on divorce, separation and matrimonial issues. Contracted with the Legal Aid Agency.

…with you every step of the way!

Eaton Smith has a team of lawyers who specialise in all aspects of family law and relationship breakdown.  

Divorce and separation

The end of a relationship is a stressful time, but we can help you bring your marriage or civil partnership to an end with minimal  distress and expense. We will consider the best way to tailor our service to provide the level of support you feel you need.

Finance and Property Disputes

Our highly experienced team can also deal with the financial aspect of your relationship breakdown. This includes divorce, separation, civil partnership or termination of cohabitation. Our solicitors deal with matters in a considered, caring and cost-effective manner with all types of issues up to and including multi million pound disputes.


We also have a team who are experienced in acting for children, parents and family members in other disputes such as where parents are separated and there are problems in making arrangements for the children to spend time with each parent or a dispute as to where the children should live. Similarly, we specialise in  providing expert advice to grandparents, adoptive parents,  step-parents and other relatives on all issues concerning children.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence can take many forms which include physical violence, emotional abuse, financial abuse, threats and intimidation. coercion and sexual abuse.  We are aware that many of these topics are of a highly personal nature and that you may find these issues difficult to talk about. Eaton Smith are committed to dealing with these issues in a careful, sensitive and considered manner.

Whether you are the victim of abuse and need us to advise as to options for protection from harm for you and your family or you have been accused of abuse, we are able to assist you to deal with these matters.

We are conscious that sometimes these issues do require us to act swiftly and we are able to offer emergency appointments if this is appropriate.


Legal Aid is available in many family matters. This is subject to financial eligibility and certain criteria. We are happy to discuss with you whether you will qualify for Legal Aid.  

We offer a free initial 30 minute appointment where we can discuss your options.

Where legal aid is not  available we are committed to being open about costs and  we have a range of funding options to cater for all income levels.

If you would like to contact our Family team click here or call 01484 821300.

Some of our family law solicitors are members of Resolution. Resolution is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members of Resolution abide by a Code of Practice which commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way. The belief is that family law disputes should be dealt with in a constructive way, designed to preserve people’s dignity and to encourage agreement.


Team for You – Family & Relationship Breakdown

T: 01484 821300
Katherine Stephenson
Katherine Stephenson
T: 01484 821474
Zahra Nawaz
Zahra Nawaz
T: 01484 821455
Adam King
Adam King
T: 01484 821318
Nicola  Hinchliffe
Nicola Hinchliffe
T: 01484 821351
Helen Southgate
Helen Southgate


"I can't thank Eaton Smith enough for all your help and advice during a very stressful time. I found the service provided first class. I would recommend you to anyone."

C. Ramsden

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and guidance through a truly traumatic time. Many thanks”

A Client

I was very satisfied with the service I received, I was well informed and felt very valued as a customer. I have recommended the company to clients and told them about your quality of service. 

Having received advice from 2 previous solicitors without satisfactory outcomes, I was recommended to talk to Eaton Smith. From the outset my Solicitor was very thoughtful and helpful. He managed to make a complicated legal challenge /  situation comprehensible.  Although a stressful and emotional case at times, I was consistently provided with reassurances as the team responded to the many twists and turns of the case as they emerged. 

R Molinari

Eaton Smith are a well established law firm in Huddersfield. They deliver a good service, friendly, helpful and straight to the point. They get they job done and don't drag their feet.
"Does exactly what it says on the tin"

A Client