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 July 2015
Separating from a partner is a distressing enough experience without having to deal with the stress and expense of resolving your issues in court. Here are some tips which may help with informal negotiation, and help you judge when it is time to move to the next stage.
16 July 2015
We are delighted to welcome Pamela Dobson to our family law team in Dundee.
15 July 2015
Sensible planning at an early stage can help avoid any uncertainty in the future.
1 July 2015
This edition covers a range of topics for you, your family and your business and also takes a trip back in history with a look at the firm in years gone by as we celebrate our 200th anniversary this year.