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Divorce

Because there’s more to divorce than splitting up.

Divorce

Divorce and relationship breakdown bring many challenges; the emotional upheaval can be highly debilitating and the financial implications daunting. Our specialist divorce lawyers will provide you with everything you need minimise stress.

As divorce lawyers, we believe that the best outcomes result from negotiation, collaborative practice or family mediation and we encourage you to avoid the risks associated with going to court where someone else decides what is best for you and your family.

If court action is necessary and in your interests, our expert divorce lawyers will support you with commitment and tenacity.

Our team of divorce lawyers in Scotland is based across our four offices in Aberdeen, Dingwall, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We can advise you on:

  • whether your children will live with you or in a shared care arrangement
  • what contact they will have with you if they are principally living with your former partner
  • how your children will be supported financially; who will pay school fees, who will live in the family home
  • where divorce/dissolution proceedings should be raised
  • how your business assets will be treated on divorce
  • how much financial support you will receive from or require to pay to your husband or wife or partner

Many of these issues can be considered, negotiated and agreed before you raise divorce or dissolution proceedings so that ultimately you are free to move on with a court action which is uncontested, respectful and civilised.

Divorce – let’s talk about it

As Scottish divorce lawyers, it is our job to understand the law, but it is also fundamental that we understand how people in Scotland think and feel about divorce. For the first time, we asked Scottish adults to share their opinions of divorce in a survey conducted by YouGov. In this report, we discuss the findings of the survey and, in particular, some of the disconnects and misconceptions about divorce and the process of getting divorced.

Download the report
Top 5 divorce myths
Your divorce options

If you have a question or enquiry then get in touch with our Family Law team

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