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
16 December 2014
Same-sex couples will be able to marry from 31 December 2014 and couples in an existing civil partnership can convert that relationship into a marriage from today (16 December 2014). Why would civil partners set a wedding date when legally there is little difference in rights?
9 December 2014
Same-sex couples in Scotland will be in a position to marry from 31 December 2014 and now is an ideal time to consider having a pre-nuptial agreement prepared, particularly for those with pre-marital wealth, and gifted or inherited assets.
3 December 2014
A wife awarded £337million in a divorce settlement at the High Court in London may appeal. In Scotland, disputes over the division of total assets on divorce would be less likely as generally a 50-50 split is considered fair.
24 November 2014
Lindsays' Private Client team in Glasgow welcomes Nicola Ker who has joined as a solicitor.