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
7 April 2014
Human Trafficking, FGM, Forced Marriage… these things don’t happen in our country, or do they? Carla Melville looks at the facts and the help available.
2 April 2014
When couples separate with a view to divorce or the dissolution of their civil partnership, there can be a great deal of misunderstanding surrounding the subject of pensions.
27 March 2014
Separating from a spouse can be extremely difficult and, for some, divorce is not something that they want to consider. Often, however, separated spouses wish to be divorced as quickly as possible. Here we look at the options.
18 March 2014
What constitutes Matrimonial Property? Carla Melville from our Family Law team answers this question, in the context of trying to resolve financial issues before a divorce.