Individuals and Family

Advising individuals has always been at the heart of our business. We have a strong, dedicated team offering expert legal advice to our clients who tell us they find us both professional and approachable.


These uncertain times have impacted on absolutely everyone, no matter their age, stage and location. Our short guide seeks to provide support and practical steps for individuals and families.

If you would like to discuss your particular situation further, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist Family Law team.

Click here to download our guide: Practical Steps for Personal and Family Matters
    • Individuals & Families Power of Attorney: The process in Scotland The Ministry of Justice have launched a 12-week consultation to review the current Power of Attorney process in England & Wales and explore a number of new proposals aimed at modernising the system.
    • Individuals & Families Divorce settlements & disclosure of assets in Scotland In the news recently has been the story of the son of a Russian billionaire who helped his father hide millions of pounds from his mother after a divorce settlement. Here, we look at the position in Scotland and the various options available.
    • Individuals & Families LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering: What are the options? Over the years, various changes in the law have seen drastic improvements in providing more legal options than before to those in the LGBT community who wish to begin their journey to starting a family.
    • Third Sector Charitable bequests: Where there's a Will, there's a way A large number of charitable organisations are reliant on bequests to enable them to carry out their charitable work and fulfil their charitable purposes. Here, we look at the importance of clarity when drafting Wills.
    • Individuals & Families 12 tips for separated parents at Christmas Christmas is a time of year for families to enjoy together. For separated parents, however, the reality can be one of a logistical nightmare before Christmas. Here, our Family Law team outlines 12 top tips to keep in mind throughout the festive period.
  • 'Jacqueline Stroud consistently takes a very calm, empathetic and pragmatic approach to her work, and is always available at short notice to provide sensible and reassuring advice.'

    Legal 500
  • ‘Jacqueline Stroud has a strong following when it comes to mediation. She is known for her personal skills. She is able to put people at ease. Marika Franceschi is a very able lawyer. She is able to look at the bigger picture. She encourages her clients to work towards a resolution.’

    Legal 500
  • ‘The practice has a number of strengths covering contentious issues such as Court of Session and Sheriff court litigation and non-contentious issues such as the drafting of complex agreements, collaborative law and mediation.’

    Legal 500
  • "Divorce is an awful thing to go through and the MacRoberts family law department show huge amounts of compassion. They are on your wavelength. Very approachable. They do not put themselves on a pedestal."

    Legal 500
  • "The team is very approachable and flexible. It provides a wide range of expertise and is well integrated, meaning that an inquiry will always be dealt with by the most appropriate person. That gives confidence in the advice being given and also that any initial contact will be appropriately dealt with in a helpful, efficient and professional manner."

    Legal 500
  • "Marika Franceschi makes the team work well. This legal team does not consist of 'that's what the computer says' types, but actual intelligent, motivated people."

    Legal 500
  • "Extremely professional team that works together to provide good client outcomes. Highly knowledgeable and very client-focused."

    Legal 500
  • "The lawyers dealing with my case have been wonderful – very knowledgeable as well as kind and supportive."

    Legal 500

Family Law at MacRoberts

MacRoberts' specialist family lawyers advise on all aspects of family law, working collaboratively with our clients to help them find the best possible outcome.

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