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
5 October 2015
Yesterday was Grandparents Day in the UK. It would be no surprise if many of those grandparents were helping with grandchild care, though many of those caring have not yet retired. Flexible working can prove invaluable to many families who rely on grandparents’ help.
30 September 2015
We are delighted to announce that The Law Society of Scotland has recognised Nina Taylor as an accredited specialist in Child Law, meaning that she is now dual accredited as a specialist in Child and Family Law.
24 August 2015
Divorce involving family farms can be complicated, and can threaten generations of stewardship. Prevention is always better than cure, and ring-fencing certain assets can help.
18 August 2015
Kara Duke joined Lindsays in May 2012 and now after 14 years working in the legal sector and several years studying, we are delighted that she is developing her career within our Family Law team as a trainee.