Dealing effectively with family law disputes requires a mix of legal expertise, creativity and understanding of the emotions involved.
Our family law team is greatly respected for its expertise and practical approach. The team includes Law Society accredited specialists in family law, child law and mediation, and won Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2016.
Protecting your interests in different scenarios
Whatever the origin of the dispute – divorce, separation, breakdown of a civil partnership or cohabitation relationship – our family lawyers use a range of solutions to resolve the dispute constructively.
In addition, if the dispute involves elements such as succession, property, or a family business, our colleagues can provide specialist advice.
Using alternative dispute resolution to avoid litigation
With all family disputes, we try to avoid the expense and acrimony of going to court. Instead, we usually recommend “alternative dispute resolution”, for example:
- Negotiation directly with the other party or via solicitors
- Family mediation, using a trained mediator who reduces conflict and helps you reach a solution
- Collaboration, with four-way meetings between clients and solicitors, and a commitment to avoiding litigation
- Arbitration, where a legally trained solicitor/ advocate decides on the dispute, without it going to court.
Each method can work particularly well for specific types of dispute or scenario, and we can advise you on which would work best for you. We can then pilot you through every step of the way until the dispute is resolved.
Family Law Fixed Fee Package
During uncertain times in life, our experienced and understanding solicitors offer you the reassurance of practical solutions and fixed-fee advice