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
22 June 2016
Whether your dispute is commercial, matrimonial or financial, mediation offers better tools for solving it than litigation.
7 April 2016
Domestic violence situations such as the current storyline in The Archers are all too common but support and protection are available, advises Jennifer Gallagher, Partner in our Family Law team.
5 April 2016
We are delighted to announce three partner promotions - Nina Taylor (Family Law), Kate Wyatt (Employment Law) and Sandy Lamb (Private client), taking the firm’s number of partners to 44, as well as three associate promotions.
4 April 2016
If you have a family firm, your business and matrimonial arrangements may be more entwined than you think. Some business decisions may need to be checked by a family lawyer, advises Nina Taylor, Family Law Partner at Lindsays in today’s Scotsman (4/04/16)