Family Law

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We understand and appreciate the challenges placed on so many families as a result of the ongoing global pandemic. If your family situation becomes increasingly difficult and legal advice is required, we are still fully open for business and ready to provide advice to you. During lockdown, we have had to become more creative about the way in which we “meet” our clients. We can offer consultations by phone, Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime, at a time suitable to you.

In the current circumstances, with the courts only taking urgent business, finding alternative ways of resolving disputes is more important than ever. Mediation offers a solution to many families currently in the midst of separation or conflict. Our team has conducted a number of successful mediation sessions, which can be done remotely, during the pandemic.

To provide you with immediate reassurance and to understand your current situation, we offer a 15 minute consultation at no cost. Please click here to make a booking.

We recognise that, under lockdown, even the strongest of relationships are being tested in a way they never have before. For most, “this too will pass”, and as the inspirational Captain Tom Moore said, “The clouds will pass and the sun will shine on you again”

Unfortunately we are unable to take on legal aid cases.

COVID-19: Family Law Update

Click here to listen to our recent Family Law Update webinar where we discuss family issues arising during COVID-19 and how we have been able to help, particularly through innovative use of technology and mediation.

This webinar can also be downloaded as a podcast from iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts – simply search "MacRoberts" on your preferred platform to access our latest content.

Read our latest Family Law Insights
  • "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 lawyers dealing with my case have been wonderful – very knowledgeable as well as kind and supportive."

    Legal 500
  • "They guided me, while respecting my wishes, and helped me to get a positive result from a negative situation."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Their patience, supporting attitude and advice gave me the knowledge and tools to stand up for myself."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "The team is very effective and client-centred. They have both good technical ability and excellent client-facing skills."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "The whole team is totally reliable, and the service has been outstanding. Any instruction is actioned immediately. We have to be able to rely on our Edinburgh agents completely, and have never been disappointed."

    Legal 500
  • "MacRoberts has an excellent team with the full range of skills and a wealth of experience."

    Legal 500
  • "Marika Franceschi is 'outstanding'."

    Legal 500
  • "Jacqueline Stroud is a 'gifted family mediator'."

    Legal 500
  • "Marika Franceschi possesses an excellent knowledge of Court of Session procedure, even the less frequently used aspects."

    Legal 500
  • "MacRoberts' family team is dedicated and determined. The lawyers always provide pragmatic advice that is delivered sensitively and with careful thought to the wider implications, particularly when children are involved."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Praised for their 'quick, high-quality service' and 'personal touch'."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "I will forever be grateful for your positive attitude and support which was invaluable in keeping me afloat."

    Client
  • "Clear, calm and practical approach which is, at the same time, personal and caring."

    Client
  • "Whilst this is a very emotional and stressful time of my life, your manner and confidence left me feeling much better about being able to see a way forward."

    Client
  • "Just wanted to say thank you again for all your help and support. It has been a really stressful time and your help to get everything resolved is really appreciated."

    Client
  • "I am so very grateful that you accepted me as your client. I trust your judgement implicitly and I give thanks for the strength I gain from you."

    Client
  • "Thank you for your advice and guidance. The preparation work that you did to get to here has been astounding."

    Client

Individuals & Family

Advising individuals has always been at the heart of our business, and our specialist Family Law and Private Client teams offer expert legal advice to clients who tell us they find us both professional and approachable.

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