Our award-winning team of family lawyers based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and East Lothian help clients find the most beneficial outcomes for themselves and families, often in difficult circumstances.

Family Law & Divorce

As well as helping you achieve the best possible outcome, we can minimise the likelihood of future problems. At the start of a relationship, you may not consider the possibility of separation, but marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation all create legal rights and obligations. By making a pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreement , for example, you can prevent legal disputes about those rights and obligations in the future.

We are seeing increasing demand for Collaborative Law - a process of negotiation with emphasis on direct communication in a constructive way to resolve issues arising during separation and divorce. A Collaborative approach can help you achieve an effective co-parenting relationship for the future. Our team offers both traditional representation and the Collaborative approach.

Family Law Services

Our specialist advice on family law covers all areas including:

Whatever your situation, we can offer you sensitive, cost effective, expert advice. On a practical level, we also let you choose how you deal with us – face to face, by phone or by email - whatever method will make life easier for you.

Latest service news & features

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March is the true 'Divorce month'

20 March 2015

March could supersede the first Monday in January as being peak time for divorce. This could well be the case because although people might make significant decisions over Christmas, many will let the dust settle before seeking advice about divorce.

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Could your ex have a claim on your cash years after divorce?

11 March 2015

The ex -wife of a millionaire businessman has won a landmark Supreme Court case and has been allowed to claim financial support from him 18 years after they were divorced. Could this happen in Scotland? The short answer is yes, but for lots of reasons it is very unlikely.

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A gift for children on Mother’s Day

10 March 2015

Mothers’ Day may be emotional for parents however, it could be stressful for the children of separated or divorced parents. Ideally contact arrangements should be flexible enough to enable the usual routine to be varied to allow for something different to happen.

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Jude Law plans to put his baby first and make the new-look family work

18 February 2015

The birth of Jude Law’s baby is imminent and although he and his baby’s mother are no longer a couple they are committed to raising their child as is the case for many modern families.