Our award-winning team of family lawyers based in Edinburgh, Glasgow 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:
- Separation rights and negotiated agreements
- Divorce law in Scotland
- Civil Partnership
- Prenuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Financial issues
- Child Support & Maintenance
- Parental Rights & Responsibilities
- International child abduction
- Childrens’ Educational Rights and Needs
- Protection from Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage
- International Aspects of Family Law for the overseas client
- Legal Guardianships for adults with incapacity
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
2 May 2013
A student from the University of Edinburgh has been announced as the winner of the Lindsays and Butterworths Family Law essay competition.
26 April 2013
It may not be the most romantic thing to say as we celebrate the first anniversary of the Royal Wedding but some pragmatism now can help in bringing happier endings if the fairytale goes wrong.
22 April 2013
Four promotions at award-winning law firm Lindsays have seen Commercial Property and Family Law teams strengthened.
5 April 2013
Nina Taylor, who joins the firm with 20 years of experience, is accredited as a specialist in Family Law by the Law Society in Scotland.