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
26 May 2015
Love might be sweeter the second time around but it’s also a whole lot more complicated if things don’t work out so it is worth considering a pre-nup in case the worst happens.
18 May 2015
Two recent news stories highlighting the different perceptions of what constitutes a fair divorce settlement in court, reinforce the benefits of choosing alternative methods of resolution.
23 April 2015
A recent case where a wife sequestrated her husband in relation to non-payment of child maintenance and spousal aliment highlights the importance of seeking independent legal advice prior to signing a Minute of Agreement.
10 April 2015
A recent case where a mother had “conned” her ex-husband into believing that the child that they had together was biologically his for over five years, saw the mother being ordered to pay damages to her ex for the distress and humiliation caused.