Following separation, it is not always clear what options may be available to you when it comes to divorce. Many people have a negative perception of divorce, the court process and the costs involved – it can be a daunting process. Divorce doesn’t have to be the acrimonious battle portrayed in films and the media. It can be quick and cost-effective once all matters arising from separation have been resolved.
There are also a number of ways to resolve any disputed issues in a respectful and amicable way. Here, we set out the different options for divorce and what is required as part of the process in Scotland, once you get to that stage.
This chart outlines the different types of divorce that are available, depending on your individual circumstances.
Court can be a very expensive process, whether an action is necessary in respect of child-related matters or financial matters. We try to encourage parties, where possible, to work together to reach a settlement that feels fair to both parties or to engage in alternative dispute resolution. Court should only be used as a last resort, where agreement cannot be reached.
How can we help you?
Deciding to begin divorce proceedings can be one of the most difficult decisions you ever have to make. At MacRoberts, we are committed to guiding you through the divorce process with dignity to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.