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
24 February 2014
They are our loyal, loving and treasured companions, so perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that our pets increasingly feature in the big decisions we make about the future.
13 February 2014
With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, thoughts are focused on romance. February is a time when many couples decide to take the next step in their relationship, whether that be moving in together or getting engaged.
6 February 2014
Scotland has again led the way in progressive legislation with the passing of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. This landmark legislation will allow same sex couples to marry and the first weddings may even take place this Autumn.
3 February 2014
A new Partner has been appointed to the Family Law team. Alison McKee, one of Scotland’s most qualified and experienced family lawyers, will be based in the firm’s Glasgow office. She is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in both Child and Family Law.