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
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?
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.
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.
8 January 2015
When a relationship breaks down and the couple share parental responsibilities and rights for a child, or children, neither parent is entitled to remove the child or children from the UK without the consent of the other, or an order from the court allowing them to do so.