About Reeds Family Law

We are a specialist divorce, mediation, matrimonial and family law practice based in Wakefield and serve clients from across the Yorkshire region including Leeds, Pontefract, Castleford and Barnsley. We also have an office at 18 Blake Street in the heart of York city centre.

Our talented team is led by Director and Head of Family Law, Debra Stevens. Debra has over 20 years experience as a dual qualified Solicitor and Mediator specialising in matrimonial and family law.  As one of the region’s most established mediators, Debra has worked successfully with in excess of 5,000 couples to date.

In today’s world social media has become an integral part of everyday life and a way of finding out essential information. Debra is a strong legal presence on social media and has over 3000 followers on twitter alone, she is also a published author of How2Divorce: The Handbook which is available to purchase directly or on Amazon.

In society today, the needs of anyone going through matrimonial difficulties are varied. Debra’s versatility is second to none, she also has a masters degree in Law (LL.M) and you can be rest assured that you will be advised and represented by one of the most knowledgeable and experienced Solicitors in the region who will get the best result for you and your family.

We also work with a team of Consultants to ensure that you receive the best quality service, for example we work alongside financial consultants. If you are experiencing a family breakdown or Divorce you can be rest assured that Reeds Family Law Solicitors are always here to help.

Choosing the right solicitor for you can be daunting, especially when dealing with such difficult matters. Reeds are proud to be one of the few established specialist family law firms that pioneered mediation as an alternative means of resolving the issues faced in the breakdown of a relationship since the firm was set up.

Established in 2003 as a nice family law and mediation practice, Reeds Family Law Solicitors approach to client care is one of understanding the needs of the client in order to make a very difficult situation as bearable as possible. Keeping up to date with the ever changing law is important at Reeds so that, as our client, you can accurately be advised as to whether any settlement in or out of Court represents what is fair and appropriate in your circumstances. Debra Stevens and her team work quickly and efficiently to ensure that every case runs as smoothly as possible.

Experts in:


  • Divorce and Separation
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabitation Disputes
  • Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Financial Settlements
  • Business Interests and Divorce
  • Pensions Relating to Divorce
  • International Family Law
  • Appeals
  • Armed Forces


We understand that the breakdown of a relationship can be one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life. It is not simply the fact that the relationship is over and a partnership has come to an end but also the consequences of that breakdown, be it on children, business or personal finances.

We can also advise upon mitigating the financial consequences of a relationship breakdown by offering expert advice at the outset or during a relationship to give clarity as to the consequences of that separation. We can prepare pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and post nuptial agreements and give advice on more complex asset ownership structures designed to give certainty on separation or divorce.

As well as conventional representation, we have trained collaborative lawyers within our team, who can, if the case is suitable, assist in working with both parties and their lawyers without court proceedings to reach a settlement.

Financial considerations cannot be ignored in the break-up of a relationship. Reeds Family Law Solicitors can help with your immediate needs, from cohabitation disputes to Court proceedings. Debra Stevens and her team are here to guide you through this difficult time and will ensure you receive the best advice regarding your case.


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