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 March 2015
March could supersede the first Monday in January as being peak time for divorce. This could well be the case because although people might make significant decisions over Christmas, many will let the dust settle before seeking advice about divorce.
11 March 2015
The ex -wife of a millionaire businessman has won a landmark Supreme Court case and has been allowed to claim financial support from him 18 years after they were divorced. Could this happen in Scotland? The short answer is yes, but for lots of reasons it is very unlikely.
10 March 2015
Mothers’ Day may be emotional for parents however, it could be stressful for the children of separated or divorced parents. Ideally contact arrangements should be flexible enough to enable the usual routine to be varied to allow for something different to happen.
18 February 2015
The birth of Jude Law’s baby is imminent and although he and his baby’s mother are no longer a couple they are committed to raising their child as is the case for many modern families.