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 'I do' or 'No thank you' - the end of civil partnerships? It has been five years since the Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Act 2014 was passed, so the question is - what, if anything, has changed?
    • Individuals & Families Relocating from the UK with your child - what you need to know When one parent wishes to relocate with a child, they require the consent of the other parent. If that parent refuses to give consent, the relocating parent may seek an order from the court authorising the move. Relocation cases can be contentious and worrying for both parents and for children.
    • Individuals & Families Key considerations in the adoption process Adoption Week Scotland 2018 falls from 17-23 November. The week serves as an opportunity to celebrate adoption nationwide and also highlight the importance of the need for adoptive families in Scotland, and will see a number of events take place across the country.
    • Individuals & Families Is divorce on trend? As a divorce lawyer with a clothes shop, I couldn’t help but spot the article in the Sunday Times Style magazine recently, “The New Rules of Divorce”, reported by Fleur Britten. It promised “revelatory” results from a survey of 1,060 men and women on the reasons for their break-up, and I wondered how their survey results would compare with my experience to date.
    • Individuals & Families Protecting family businesses from the impact of divorce Our family business team explains some of the key points for family business owners to consider with a view to protecting business assets from the impact of divorce.
  • "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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