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:
- Separation rights and negotiated agreements
- Divorce law in Scotland
- Civil Partnership
- Prenuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Mental Health Law
- 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
17 July 2014
The Scottish Government announced plans to assign a "named person" to every child under 18 from 2016 - Carla Melville discusses the facts and reactions to the proposal.
17 June 2014
New legislation makes forced marriage a criminal offence, however raising awareness is also key to changing behaviour.
20 May 2014
The main object for most divorcing parents is to cause as little stress and upset as possible to their children. Here, Nina Taylor provides some guidelines for parents.
8 May 2014
The ending of a civil partnership brings forth the same issues as the ending of a marriage. Here, Nina Taylor looks at the options available to couples wishing to separate.