We work with clients wherever they are in the world.

Where you live or where you are from can determine where you can, or should, apply for divorce. You may have a choice of "jurisdiction". Sometimes families can divorce in more than one jurisdiction and there is a myriad of potential outcomes as a result.

Scots law on family matters is unique and distinct from the rest of the United Kingdom, but it can still apply to individuals and families living abroad. Often families retain the choice to apply Scots law to their situation or to have their family legal matters determined in Scotland.

This firm has multiple capabilities that are readily available to its clients. Extremely professional front line and support staff. Friendly, empathetic and exceptionally knowledgeable.

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It is crucial to have professional advice when thinking about divorcing in Scotland to avoid any unintended outcomes. Our lawyers have hands-on experience of advising clients on the issue of where to apply for divorce, including in situations where an individual works abroad, retains a strong connection with the country of their nationality and owns assets in multiple jurisdictions.

Because more than one jurisdiction might apply to a couple if their relationship breaks down, we regularly provide Scots law advice to couples entering a prenuptial or postpuptial agreement in the rest of the UK, or in another country. In our experience, it is important that all eventualities are considered and that includes what law should apply and where to get divorced.

Our team of specialist family lawyers can help to determine whether divorcing in Scotland is the best option for you. Where individuals have a Scottish and foreign connection, our market-leading family lawyers have strong connections to top-quality advisors across the globe.

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International Divorce Advice key highlights

  • We pride ourselves on having international expertise, local connections and providing seamless service.
  • Shaun George and Lisa Girdwood are individually named as Band 1 ranked lawyers in Chambers and Legal 500.
  • Our divorce lawyers are active participants in international family lawyer networks across the world.

International personal matters

One of the largest practices in Scotland looking after private individuals, we advise on all matters related to the international aspects of our clients' lives.

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International personal matters

Find out more about our international divorce advice by getting in touch with a member of our Family team 

Our divorce lawyers, family solicitors and mediators are personable and approachable. Our objective is to resolve matters for you as efficiently as possible, so that we can get the best outcome for you and your family.

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