We understand that issues affecting the family can be stressful. Our friendly and approachable solicitors will ease you through what can be an emotionally challenging process, particularly in situations involving children. Our family solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with family issues, including:
- Separation and Divorce
- Parental Care & Custody Issues
- Grandparent rights
- Harassment, Domestic Violence & Interdicts
- Child Abduction & Issues Involving Children Living Abroad
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Civil Partnerships & Cohabitation
We offer pragmatic advice with sensitivity and discretion, and will explain your options fully so you can make the important decisions for your family with clarity and confidence. Some family issues are best resolved through mediation; this is where a trained mediator sits in on discussions with you and your partner to help resolve your issues or to iron out some of the details of your future arrangements as an alternative to what could be a lengthy and costly court process. We will be on hand to help you to arrange this if it is suited to your family’s situation.
Divorce & Separation Solicitors Dumbarton
Our lawyers are experts in dealing with divorce, civil partnership dissolution and separation, where complex issues, such as financial provision, the division of assets and constructing a settlement agreement can be a time-consuming process. Our knowledge and experience in the field of family law will ensure you are in good hands and negotiations are settled as harmoniously as possible, without excessive delay and unnecessary conflict. We also arrange prenuptial and pre-cohabitation agreements for couples looking to enter into a relationship, whether it be marriage, cohabitation or civil partnership.
There are two ways to apply for divorce and dissolution of civil partnership in Scotland; through the ‘simplified’ or ‘do-it-yourself’ procedure, or the ‘ordinary’ or ‘non-simplified’ procedure. Applications can be raised in the sheriff court or Court of Session and different fees apply to each procedure. You can only apply through the simplified procedure under certain conditions. For example, you cannot apply under simplified procedure if there are any children of the marriage/partnership under 16, or if you have financial arrangements to sort out. Speak to one of our solicitors about your choices, and we can discuss your options with you. Contact us now via our online contact form or give us a call on 01389 767 625.
Child Contact/Custody Solicitors Dumbarton
Our family solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with parental care issues, from contact arrangements to custody (known as ‘residence’ in Scotland) for a child living abroad. In Scots law, the child’s welfare is paramount in any decision, and often the child is given an opportunity to voice their opinions on family arrangements. Our solicitors will always act sensitively and respectfully and can arrange mediation or discussion in a relaxed environment to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Contact our Family Solicitors in Dumbarton Today
Our solicitors serve clients in Dumbarton and across the whole of Scotland. To speak to one of our team about your family issue, contact us today using our online contact form for a free initial consultation or simply give us a call on 01389 767 625.