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Family Law Solicitors in Leeds

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When family relationships reach breaking point, it can be difficult to cope with your new situation. Negotiating agreement when you are experiencing family and relationship difficulties, making plans for your children and ensuring you have financial security can all be too much with your heightened emotional state. At Cartwright King’s family solicitors in Leeds can take care of all your legal proceedings, supporting you through every step and office reliable, rational advice.

Our legal knowledge and experience stem from children’s law and disputes over access, financial disputes, domestic abuse, in addition to divorce, separation and relationship issues. We will exhaust every legal angle to ensure your and your family’s best interests are considered and carried out.

Contact our specialist family solicitors on 0113 887 7229 or send us an online enquiry form to arrange your fixed-fee, no-obligation initial telephone consultation.

Our Family Law Services

All of our specialist family solicitors in Leeds are qualified to offer legal advice on all family law and advanced family law matters. During often highly emotional and distressing times, our legal experts can offer you sympathetic support while providing reliable and rational guidance on how to proceed through your case.

Rely on our family solicitors to assist you on disputes covering:

Children Law

Any separation, marriage or civil partnership breakdown becomes increasingly difficult when children are involved. Child law matters are emotionally challenging for all parties involved. That is why our solicitors offer quality legal advice and support throughout your case. Whether your dispute involves custody battles with Child Arrangement Orders, Adoption Orders or Special Guardianship Orders, we can advise you every step of the way, offering full transparency of your position. All our solicitors know the importance of these cases and will use our extensive legal knowledge to achieve the best outcome for your family and your children.

Child Care Proceedings

If there are concerns regarding your child’s care and wellbeing, the local authority’s social services department can raise child care proceedings to investigate and work with you to improve this situation. When these concerns are raised during divorce settlements, separations or cases of domestic abuse, having a family law solicitor is a priority. We can help you negotiate the child care process, representing you should these issues progress to court. Throughout your case, your and your child’s welfare will be our top priority.


When a marriage comes to an end, there is a lot to consider when this decision is finalised in a divorce agreement. No matter how amicable this agreement, emotions are always running high. Having a supportive yet knowledgeable family law solicitor can help your decision stay rational and within your best interest. We can help you finalise your divorce regardless of your reason to separate.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement

Whether you are about to be married or just married, our family solicitors in Leeds can offer legal support in negotiating prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements. A ‘prenup,’ prenuptial agreement, is drawn up and agreed upon before marriage, making a plan on how financial assets will be split if the marriage breaks down. However, postnuptial agreements decide the same after a couple has tied the knot.

Financial Agreements and Settlements

After a couple has separated or divorced, they are suddenly faced with several hurdles before they can completely disentangle their lives. Shared finances and matrimonial assets are often one of these hurdles. Once separated, it is quite natural to feel uncertain about your financial stability; however, with our family law solicitors, we can help you access what is rightfully yours. Our specialist solicitors can provide you with legal guidance, negotiating financial agreements and settlements on your behalf.

Civil Partnership Dissolution

For those who want to divorce from a civil partnership, our family solicitors have experience in submitting successful Dissolution Orders to a court of law. We can help you through this emotional time, advising you through the separation from your partner and representing you whenever required.

Domestic Abuse

In family law cases that contain allegations and evidence of domestic abuse, our first priority is ensuring your and your family’s safety. Our family solicitors in Leeds are confidential, discreet and always sympathetic with their advice, ensuring you are kept up-to-speed throughout your proceedings. Contacting a family law solicitor is a big step and, at Cartwright King, we will ensure you receive the support you need. Together we can help to produce a plan of action for your escape, including injections, non-molestation orders, divorce and child care arrangements.

We Offer Fixed-Fee Initial Consultations

To resolve any family law matter, you first need to gain qualified legal advice to help you resolve your dispute and negotiate a legal agreement. For you to have the best chance of success, you must be able to work well with your family solicitor, entrusting them to represent you completely.

Therefore, we know how important this decision is and are proud to offer fixed-fee, no-obligation consultations to all our prospective clients. These conversations offer you an opportunity to gain an insight into who we are as professional family solicitors and our working practices.

During your informal telephone conversations, we will:

  • Get to know you and your situation
  • Gain an understanding of your family law case
  • Offer our expertise of your legal options

This initial meeting can be followed up with an in-depth consultation where we can expand into our best course of action and what this would mean for the complexities of your specific case. To arrange your fixed-fee consultation, simply get in touch with our family solicitors in Leeds today.

*Please do remember, our introductory consultations are purely on a “get to know you” basis. Therefore, they will not include any detailed legal guidance.

Our Family Law Soliciting Fees

At Cartwright King, we are committed to offering high-quality legal guidance and representation at competitive rates. We believe everyone should be able to appoint respected legal professionals.


Why Choose Cartwright King?

Our family law solicitors are accredited by The Law Society and Legal 500 for their knowledge and service to all family law and advance family law matters. With an understanding approach during these highly emotional circumstances, you can rely on our specialist to offer you rational guidance throughout your case.

Our family solicitors are dedicated to obtaining the best result for your and your family’s welfare. We are experienced at juggling high-pressured deadlines, and building a water-tight case on your behalf so you can focus on coming to terms with your new situation.

From quality legal advice that will exhaust every possibility to a sympathetic ear to help support you during these difficult times, Cartwright King solicitors will help you resolve your family disputes, divorce settlements, domestic abuse cases and any matter involving children.

Our Leeds Office

Cartwright King has had family law solicitors situated in Leeds since 2015. During this time, we have moved into three different premises. We have been in our current office since February 2021, on the Ground Floor, St. Paul’s House, 23 Park Square South, Leeds, LS1 2ND.

Parking Facilities

Please note that our office does not have any parking space on-site; however, there is pay-and-display street parking on the nearby roads. We recommend trying the streets surrounding Carlton Tower, St Paul’s Street, Little Queen Street and Queen Street. If all these spaces are taken, there is parking outside the railway station and a multi-storey parking facility five minutes away.

By Train

We are situated close to Leeds train station; only a 7-minute walk away. When reaching us by railway, exit the station and head to Wellington Street. Then follow City Square > Quebec Street > Park Place > Central Street > St Paul’s Place. You will then turn left on Park Square.

By Bus

As a busy city, Leed’s has a substantial network of buses. There are nearby stops located on Wellington Street, Westgate and Infirmary Street, that are only minutes away.

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Frequently asked questions.

Does Cartwright King offer fixed-fee divorce services?

We offer transparent fixed fees for our family law services; During an introductory, fixed-fee consultation, our solicitors can help you understand you can benefit from subsidised legal advice and representation.

Why should I choose your family solicitors in Leeds?

At Cartwright King, we have an experienced and highly qualified team of family law solicitors who can help you gain the legal advice you need. Our solicitors can offer you a quality service as they are

  • Accredited by Legal 500 and The Law Society
  • Experienced across all aspects of family law
  • Dedicated to achieving a result with your best interests at heart
  • Committed to supporting your and your family’s well being
  • Able to manage pressured deadlines in a timely matter
  • Compassionate for every client’s unique situation

To arrange a fixed-fee, no-obligation initial conversation with our specialist solicitors to see whether our working practices suit you.

What expertise do you have in family law?

Our family solicitors are fully qualified in an expansive range of family law and advanced family law, with years of experience supporting clients from all walks of life. Our services are accredited by the Law Society and Legal 500, recognising the professionalism and standard of our family law team.

How do I end my marriage and make an application for divorce?

When you and your spouse decide your marriage has run its course and to go your separate ways, the first step you must take is filing for a divorce petition. With the introduction of a No-Fault Divorce, there is no longer the need to state why you wish to get divorced. As of 6th April 2022, a couple can legally decide to go their separate ways without attributing any blame to either party. Our family solicitors in Leeds can support you with this application, ensuring you have completed everything so your request will not be held up by delays and complications further down the line.

What areas in Leeds do your family lawyers cover?

Our family law solicitors in Leeds are based in the centre allowing them to access clients across the city, Harrogate and York, as well as further across Yorkshire. Whether you’re based in North, West or East Yorkshire, the county of Durham, Tyne, Wear and Northumberland, our solicitors can work with you.

Additionally, our solicitors are experienced in conducting consultations remotely over the phone or via video meetings, allowing them to support clients across wider England and Scotland, as long as you’re willing to go through a court of England and Wales.

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  • Chet Desai is amazing 

    Chet Desai is amazing. Great support and advice. He even attended a meeting with me at very last minute. Highly recommend
    Meera Pala, (November 2023)
  • Great help with the ILR application 

    Sherena Lawrence has provided excellent support throughout my application for Indefinite Leave to Remain. At every step of the process, she explained in detail what needed to be done. Sherena ... Read more Great help with the ILR application
    Ilia, (November 2023)
  • Recommend 

    Sharad came as a recommendation from another solicitor and I am hugely grateful that he was. The advice, support and professionalism was reassuring at time when I was at a ... Read more Recommend
    Andrew Buglass, (November 2023)
  • Absolutely amazing 

    Honestly, amazing experience with our lawyer Sherena Lawrence. Very professional, knows her stuff, kept us updated instantly, kept us feeling prioritised. We had a positive outcome of our case and ... Read more Absolutely amazing
    Salah Salem, Review Solicitors (November 2023)
  • Fantastic, friendly service 

    Was in need of a criminal defence solicitor recently , I contacted Cartwright King via there website and received a call from James within hours , visited the office the ... Read more Fantastic, friendly service
    Carla Auty, (October 2023)
  • Great 

    If you are looking for a family child care firm then I would most definitely recommend Cartwright King. Fiona Bowen was great with communication both via emails and phone calls. ... Read more Great
    JS, (October 2023)
  • Professional but Human! 

    Leanne was a pleasure to deal with despite the nature of my case. Leanne and her team were amazing both in court and out of court. Communication between Leanne and ... Read more Professional but Human!
    Ben, Review Solicitors (October 2023)
  • Best choice 

    Having done my research and reading reviews I decided on Cartwright King. I am so glad I did. The best decision I made. Communication with James started straight away he ... Read more Best choice
    Client, Review Solicitors (September 2023)
  • Caring and Professional 

    Abbie gave clear and honest advice on my case and helped lift some of the burden. A most pleasant and caring solicitor.
    Richard, Review Solicitors (September 2023)