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

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

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.

Image for article: What the Family Courts expect from separating parents

What the Family Courts expect from separating parents

29 January 2015

How can separating parents’ best protect their children from unnecessary upset and parent them together so that they grow up as happy, well-rounded individuals?

Image for article: Top tips for separation – don’t rush, seek specialist advice and remember the children

Top tips for separation – don’t rush, seek specialist advice and remember the children

20 January 2015

Sadly the festive season often brings with it a whole raft of pressures, both emotional and financial, that leave many couples reflecting on the future and wondering if it lies together or apart. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some points worth considering.

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Would your spouse have any claim on your business assets if you separated?

13 January 2015

Married clients with business interests are often concerned about whether their husband or wife has any claim on those interests if they were to separate.