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

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What if life on the farm doesn’t end happily ever after?

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.

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Our new trainee, Kara Duke’s focus on a career in Family Law is paying off

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.

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Looking out for your children

13 August 2015

A Will can ensure that your choice of carer is selected for your children and provide for them financially if something was to happen to you. However, if there is dispute over where the children should live, courts will focus on the best interests and welfare of the children.

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The last resort – how can you avoid court when separating?

24 July 2015

Separating from a partner is a distressing enough experience without having to deal with the stress and expense of resolving your issues in court. Here are some tips which may help with informal negotiation, and help you judge when it is time to move to the next stage.