For Individuals & Families Divorce

We are committed to guiding you through the divorce process with dignity to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Deciding to begin divorce proceedings can be one of the most difficult decisions you ever have to make. Often, the most pressing concerns upon separation or divorce are the welfare of any children of the marriage, along with the division of the family home and finances. Matters can often become heated, particularly if the relationship ended spitefully. Our award-winning divorce lawyers are highly regarded for their specialist expertise and extensive experience as they deal with the various issues surrounding divorce on a daily basis.

 

We look at all available options to achieve resolution – we are not just limited to the courts and litigation.This means that we can seek to reach resolution through discussion and mutual agreement so that only the final divorce or dissolution proceedings need to be raised through the courts. This saves you time, money and distress. If, however, your situation is best resolved through the courts, our team comprises highly skilled litigators who will ensure the best outcome possible for you.

Guiding you through the process with dignity

Our specialist divorce lawyers can advise on the divorce process best suited to your particular circumstances. We will support you in the division of assets, including property, pensions, business assets and investments, child residence and contact, ongoing financial support and Separation Agreements.

Division of assets and debts

The separation of assets and debts can be complex, especially if there is disagreement between the parties. When going through a divorce or separation, it is important that both partners understand their financial situation and try to stay as dispassionate and thorough as possible. We have years of expertise in collaboration and mediation, which encourage open, honest and constructive conversations.

Supporting you in the division of your assets

Our divorce lawyers can advise you on which assets you are entitled to and how certain assets, such as life insurance, pensions, property and personal belongings are divided up. If you cannot agree on the division of assets and debts, the court will be asked to decide. We can guide you on what to do if orders for payment of capital sums or property transfer are required.

Financial Matters

Financial matters relating to divorce can be come complex and there are many misconceptions. We can help alleviate the stress of separation or divorce and can advise on any suggested proposals for settlement and the best way of structuring an agreement to give it binding legal effect.

Related Services

  • Separation

    If your relationship has hit troubled waters but you are not sure yet whether you want to divorce or dissolve a civil partnership then a separation agreement could be a good option for you.

    Separation
  • Child Custody & Relocation

    Child residence (sometimes referred to as child custody) and contact (sometimes referred to as access) are often the most contentious issues a separated or divorcing couple must agree on.

    Child Custody & Relocation
  • Mediation & Collaboration

    Mediation offers a lifeline to many families in the midst of separation and conflict. When relationships break down and you need to sort personal matters such as child custody, property or finances, matters can often turn confrontational very quickly.

    Mediation & Collaboration

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

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  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

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