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 Adoption: What does the process involve? It has been reported that during the COVID-19 pandemic, adoption agencies have seen a rise in enquiries about the process behind adoption. We look at the process involved and the options available to those looking to bring a child or children into their family.
    • Individuals & Families Separation: Knowing your parental rights Trainee solicitor Michael Gallagher explains the actions you can take as a separated parent to ensure a fair and balanced access arrangement to your children.
    • COVID-19 COVID-19: Keeping contact alive during isolation Agreeing and maintaining child contact arrangements can often be complicated in normal circumstances, but with strict government advice in recent days curbing movement and the closure of schools, for many it could now seem almost impossible.
    • COVID-19 Scotland takes domestic abuse seriously Following the announcement from Boris Johnson outlining radical controls on people’s contact with others and attendance at the workplace as a result of COVID-19 risks, experts and charities have warned of the potential increase in cases of domestic abuse and reduced abilities of social services in order to intervene.
    • Individuals & Families Surrogacy: What does the law say? Surrogacy is being used increasingly by couples and individuals as a way of having children.
  • "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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