Divorce solicitors in Edinburgh & Glasgow
Divorce can be devastating. Nobody who enters into a committed and loving marriage ever thinks it will end in divorce. Our expert divorce solicitors in Edinburgh and Glasgow provide specialist legal advice to individuals and families across Scotland. Our aim is to help you navigate through separation and divorce and to place you in the best position to face the future.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you. You can call us on 0131 226 6541 or 0141 332 5666 or, alternatively, complete our online enquiry form.
We guarantee that one of our expert divorce solicitors in Edinburgh or Glasgow will get back to you within the same working day.
How Morisons Solicitors can help with your divorce?
Going through the divorce process will be a difficult and stressful time. We know that you will have many questions. Our specialist team have more than 50 years of experience in helping families across Scotland and we will provide you with essential advice on where to start if you are separating. Our team is highly sensitive and treats every case with understanding and discretion. We will ensure you get the best divorce advice and support along the way. We recognise that every person’s situation is unique and we provide bespoke divorce advice accordingly.
You can contact us now on 0131 226 6541 or 0141 332 5666 to discuss your situation and to learn how we can help you.
What should you expect in a consultation with one of our divorce solicitors?
- We will arrange an initial consultation for you with one of our divorce solicitors in Edinburgh or Glasgow depending on your preference. Both of our offices are in the city centre and easily accessible by public transport.
- In your meeting we will listen carefully to your situation and will provide specialist advice tailored to you. All of our divorce solicitors always make an extra effort to explain the law in plain language and will provide a clear list of actions to be undertaken after consulting with you.
- During the consultation you can ask as many questions as you wish. There are no “silly” questions. Our solicitors are here to answer all your queries and to give you guidance on your next steps. Our goal is to alleviate the stress of the situation by providing clear expert advice so that you may feel confident and more relaxed going forward.
- We will comprehensively explain the costs involved. We will inform you of what to expect and the estimated timescale of your divorce process. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional specialist services for our clients in exchange for reasonable, transparent fees which offer genuine value for money.
Our approach to fees – fixed fee divorce consultation
We offer an initial consultation with one of our expert divorce solicitors in Edinburgh or Glasgow for a fixed fee. During that meeting we will provide you with advice on your situation, your options going forward and a comprehensive list of “next steps” for progressing your divorce. We will also fully advise on the fee structure that will be applied in your case.
Contact us now on 0131 226 6541 or 0141 332 5666 or complete our Contact Us form to discuss your situation and to hear how we can help you.
We have produced the following content to answer some of the most important questions you need to know when you going through a divorce.
How soon should you contact a divorce solicitor after separating?
Some people find the divorce procedure so devastating that they simply push it from their minds. However, the wise advice is that, following upon separation, you should see a divorce solicitor immediately to ensure that any children and/or your financial position are protected.
What are the grounds for divorce in Scotland?
If parties are married, once all of the care arrangements for any children and the financial matters have been resolved, they can proceed to get divorced. There are two grounds of divorce in Scotland: –
- An interim gender recognition certificate has been issued to one of the parties; or
- The marriage has broken irretrievably as established by: –
- Unreasonable behaviour of one of the parties to the marriage,
- One year separation with the other party consenting to the divorce, or
- Two years separation (the consent of the other party is not required)
Simplified divorce procedure in Scotland
If there are no children of the family under the age of sixteen and no financial matters to be resolved, 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 and/or financial matters to be resolved, a formal action of divorce will require to be raised in court. However, in cases where the care arrangements for any such children are agreed and the financial matters have been resolved, the action will be undefended and will, again, essentially be an administrative process.
What is a quickie or DIY divorce?
This is often the colloquial name given to the simplified divorce procedure. See above.
What is divorce mediation?
Parties can attend mediation alongside instructing their divorce solicitors. A Law Society of Scotland accredited mediator will meet with and advise the parties of the law relative to their separation and will then facilitate a discussion between the parties as to how they wish to apply the law to their situation. Parties then return to their divorce solicitors and advise what has been agreed and the solicitors can proceed to draft the Separation Agreement reflecting that agreement. If matters have not been agreed the solicitors can negotiate matters and raise an action of divorce if required.
Contact our divorce solicitors in Edinburgh or Glasgow today
Contact us now on 0131 226 6541 or 0141 332 5666 or complete our Contact Us form to discuss your situation and to learn how we can help you. Our specialist divorce solicitors will be delighted to help.
Morisons LLP has ‘an extremely knowledgeable and reliable’ family law department, which is most known for its expertise in complex child law matters, including Hague Convention and child abduction cases. Legal 500< Back