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:

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

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Love the second time around

26 May 2015

Love might be sweeter the second time around but it’s also a whole lot more complicated if things don’t work out so it is worth considering a pre-nup in case the worst happens.

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Divorce settlements in court may result in one party feeling let down

18 May 2015

Two recent news stories highlighting the different perceptions of what constitutes a fair divorce settlement in court, reinforce the benefits of choosing alternative methods of resolution.

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Sequestration forced after father defaults on Minute of Agreement payments

23 April 2015

A recent case where a wife sequestrated her husband in relation to non-payment of child maintenance and spousal aliment highlights the importance of seeking independent legal advice prior to signing a Minute of Agreement.

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IVF con causes distressing consequences

10 April 2015

A recent case where a mother had “conned” her ex-husband into believing that the child that they had together was biologically his for over five years, saw the mother being ordered to pay damages to her ex for the distress and humiliation caused.