Family & Divorce

Our Family Team advises and represents clients in all types of family law matters including divorce, financial disputes (including those between unmarried couples) and disputes involving children (including residence contact disputes). The solicitors in the team are also members of Resolution – an organisation which aims to resolve family disputes in a constructive way with the least confrontation.

Our Family Team covers the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabitee disputes
  • Pre- and Post-nuptial agreements
  • Division of finances following breakdown of marriage, civil partnership or relationship
  • Disputes involving children including applying for a residence and/or contact order
  • Adoption
  • Care Proceedings brought by a Local Authority
  • Domestic Violence

Legal Aid

We have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency and can offer Legal Aid funding to any client who qualifies. We offer a free half hour interview to assess your eligibility – call us on 01302 327257 to find out more.


30 Minute telephone sessions are available by prior booking.

Grainger Appleyard is proud to introduce its new family law clinic which will provide free initial advice on a whole range of family law matters such as: 

-           Divorce

-           Financial and Property Settlements

-           Cohabitation disputes

-           Children law including contact and residence arrangements

-           Injunctions

-           Local Authority (Social Services) involvement

The clinic has been set up in response to the outcry at the closure of Doncaster’s CAB.  Since 2011 our Family Law team have supported Doncaster CAB by providing free weekly family law sessions. With the demise of legal aid and increasing concern over huge legal bills, many individuals are often afraid to consult a Solicitor. We recognise that the ability to access free and impartial legal advice is a vital community resource. 

It remains integral to Grainger Appleyard’s ethos to assist those within the community when they need it the most. Whilst Grainger Appleyard do not offer pro bono work, we are one of the few firms who remain committed to providing legal aid for those still eligible. For those not eligible we can provide a number of fixed fee packages and flexible payment plans.

The clinic will be staffed by our fully qualified and experienced family lawyers.

30 minute telephone appointments are available at our Hall Gate office by prior booking. 

For more information, or to make an appointment please telephone quoting ‘family law clinic’ on 01302 327257 or email


Any Questions?

The best way to find out how we can help you is to talk to one of our team.

Call us today on 01302 327257 or use our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.