Separation and divorce can be a difficult and distressing experience - and in many cases an unwanted leap into the unknown.

You are likely to have many different questions and worries, not only about what the future holds, but also about other matters including financial aspects, the arrangements for contact and residence of children, and the legal practicalities of a divorce.

Our specialist family lawyers can help guide you through this process, doing all we can to help you come to the settlement that is best for you and your family.

In Scotland, there is one ground for divorce - irretrievable breakdown of marriage.

There are four ways to evidence the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage:

  • Adultery
  • Behaviour - this is behaviour which is such that it is unreasonable for one party to be expected to cohabit with the other
  • One year's separation with consent of the other spouse to divorce
  • Two years' separation without the requirement of consent

For more information and details of how we can help you, please contact Shaun George, Lisa Girdwood, Richard B Smith or Scott Cochrane.