1 Year of Separation
No Children Under 16yrs
NON CONTESTED DIVORCE
2 Year of Separation
No Children Under 16yrs
No Consent Needed
Min 1 Year of Separation
Financials Not Disputed
Children Under 16yrs
Court Action Required
Child Contact Disputed
Court Action Required
We recognise that no two divorces will be the same, just as no two families are the same, and that individuals may have different priorities when considering which local family lawyer to instruct.
No one gets married thinking that they will end up splitting up or that they may very well end up in conflict with the person they love but it happens all too often. If you find yourself contemplating divorce or if your partner has started proceedings and you need advice, our panel of local family lawyers are here to help. Your friends and family are great for emotional support but they do not have the expertise nor neutrality to navigate the legal process of divorce.
Divorces and separations are very personal and full of emotion. Our family lawyers are experienced in dealing with the sensitive nature of divorce and separation. From the start our panel of local family lawyers are on hand to protect your interests. Our number one goal is to find you the best family lawyer who will see you through the divorce or separation, to offer comprehensive financial advice regarding child and spousal maintenance costs, whilst also assisting with the many other legal issues that may occur.
Divorce and separations rarely are straight forward as they tend to involve property and asset splits, child custody, pension rights and a whole load of emotion. No one wants to get divorced or separated but if you find yourself making the decision to do so our family lawyers will make sure you are not alone.
Whilst many people will require assistance with all aspects of divorce, others may only need legal advice with specific issues. It may be that family mediation may help, sometimes mediation can save you stress, time, and money.
Our panel of local family lawyers are on hand to discuss all aspects of divorce and separation, child custody, child access, help with restraining orders. Whether there are paternity disputes, prenuptial agreements or adoption issues our family lawyers are here to help and only a few clicks away. It’s free to use and is your first step to clarity and a practical solution to what can be a turbulent and emotionally charged time in your life.
Minute of Agreement or a Separation Agreement is the equivalent of a ‘contract’ entered into by yourself and your spouse/partner. This can be registered with the Books of Council and Session. The terms of your Separation Agreement will depend on a number of factors. Every agreement is different and individual to each couple: do you want to sell the house, keep it in joint names, have it transferred to one of you, can you afford to buy the other party out, what is to happen with the mortgage, will the other party move out right away, will they rent a property, will you both live in the same house for a period of time, what about the children, who will they stay with, if they stay with mum when will they see dad and vice versa, will one of you pay money to the other in relation to the children and other matters, if so, how much and how often, will the children stay overnight with the other parent, what about holidays, what about childcare cost, what about pensions, have you and your spouse run up a lot of debt, who incurred the debt, what was it for, who is going to pay it off, will you both pay it or will one of you pay more than the other, will all of the debt be paid off from the sale proceeds of the house. All of these points and many others should be discussed and agreed with your spouse/partner, yet our panel firms are ideally placed to go over how best to deal with this. Alternatively these issues can be negotiated on your behalf by your solicitor. It can often take some time for the terms of your Minute of Agreement to be finalised.
Interim Minutes of Agreement - Sometimes an agreement is needed immediately, prior to you and your spouse/partner having reached agreement on the final terms of your main Separation Agreement. Interim agreements may be required to allow the family home to be sold or in relation to contact arrangements for the children. Our panel firms are experienced in drafting these agreements as instructed by you, so please take a few minutes and call them or even request a call back at a time suitable to yourself.
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