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Divorce

Divorce can be devastating. Nobody who enters into a committed and loving marriage ever thinks it will end in divorce. Our expert family law and divorce solicitors in Edinburgh and Glasgow assist families across Scotland, providing specialist legal advice on separation and divorce.

Separation can be a difficult and stressful time. Our divorce team are experts in all aspects of separation and divorce and will provide you with essential advice on where to start if you are separating. Our team has more than 60 years’ experience helping families across Scotland to navigate through difficult family situations. The team will ensure you get the best advice and support along the way.

Contact us today and speak to a member of our expert team. You can call our family law and divorce solicitors on 0131 226 6441 or 0141 332 5666  or, alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and one of our solicitors will we will get back to you within 2 hours of your enquiry.

Divorce law in Scotland

If parties are married, once all of the financial matters have been resolved, they can proceed to get divorced. There are two grounds of divorce in Scotland: –

  1. An interim gender recognition certificate has been issued to one of the parties; or
  2. The marriage has broken irretrievably as established by: –
  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour of one of the parties to the marriage
  • One year separation with the other party consenting to the divorce
  • Two years separation ( the consent of the other party is not required)

The matter of adultery is not applicable to same sex marriages.

 

Simplified Divorce / Dissolution procedure

If there are no children of the family under the age of sixteen, where the ground of divorce/dissolution is the issue of an interim gender recognition certificate, one year separation with consent or two years separation, an application can be submitted to the court via the simplified procedure, which is essentially an administrative process.

If there are children of the family under the age of sixteen, a formal action of divorce or dissolution will be required to be raised in court, although this will often be undefended in the event that the financial matters have been agreed.

Fixed fee divorce consultation:

We offer an initial consultation with one of our expert divorce solicitors for a fixed fee of £250 plus VAT. During that meeting we will provide you with advice on your situation and your options going forward. 

 

Contact our divorce solicitors in Edinburgh or Glasgow today

For more information and advice on divorce contact a member of our expert team on 0131 226 6541 or 0141 332 5666  and we will be delighted to help. Alternatively please fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you within 2 hours of your enquiry.

 


 

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