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.

COVID-19

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 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.
    • Real Estate The perfect plot: Realising your dream home in the Highlands The events of 2020 have led many people to re-evaluate their lifestyles and, in particular, the place where they'd like to live. With demand for plots of land on which to build the dream house higher than ever, we look at some points to consider when looking for the perfect site.
  • "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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