Specialists in:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Financial issues
  • Children
  • Pre-Marital Agreements and Living Together
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Domestic violence

We are an experienced team providing specialist family law advice to the West Yorkshire area and beyond.

We offer advice in all aspects of family law whether you are single, married, living together or in a civil partnership.

We are members of Resolution, an organisation that promotes a constructive approach in order to reduce conflict. We aim to achieve settlement by agreement which can help minimise costs.

We can assess you for public funding (Legal Aid) as the firm holds the Specialist Quality Mark with the Legal Services Commission.
If you would like to have an initial meeting to discuss your options, costs or if you would just like some straightforward advice you can book a £99 (including VAT at 20%) fixed fee meeting with no obligation to instruct us.

Our People

Keith Wivell
Keith Wivell
Solicitor, Departmental Head – Family Law
Castleford Office

Keith is Head of the Family Law Department. He qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has since then specialised in family work joining Hartley & Worstenholme in 2011. He has considerable experience in dealing with separation, divorces, financial matters and children issues. Keith is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel.


Barbara Stevens
Barbara Stevens
Solicitor – Family Law
Pontefract Office

Barbara has specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1988. She is a member of Resolution and is on the Advanced Law Society Family Panel, specialising in financial settlements and private law matters relating to children. Barbara is also a trained Collaborative lawyer.