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
20 November 2015
Separation is never an easy decision or process, but there are ways of keeping it amicable and adult. Recent research from the Universities of Exeter and Kent underlines the importance of separating couples choosing the right way of sorting things out.
18 November 2015
“Silver splitters” may have more to consider on divorce than younger couples. Pensions are a complex element of the assets to be split on divorce, and may be worth more than you realise.
12 November 2015
Requesting a school placement outside your catchment area may be important for you and your child. Submission dates for school placing requests in Scotland start closing from December 24th.
26 October 2015
Christmas is the season of goodwill, and should centre around children. If you are separated parents, planning in advance and communicating will help everyone enjoy the festive season.