Finding an Edinburgh family solicitor


Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has a large population who will, at some point in their lives, find themselves in need of the services of a family solicitor.

An Edinburgh family solicitor will be able to offer expert legal advice in family law matters. Sadly, the most common use of a family solicitor’s expertise is for the divorce or separation procedure following the breakdown of a relationship. Divorce proceedings are an emotional and stressful time. A family solicitor is needed to advise their client on the custody of any children from the relationship, and the division of the financial assets. Many Edinburgh family solicitors will suggest collaborative law as an alternative to a court divorce settlement. Collaborative law allows the parties to reach a mutually satisfactory divorce agreement in a respectful and dignified manner. The parties’ family solicitors are always on hand to help and explain the legal consequences of a decision. The agreement is then formalised and approved by the court. Divorce proceedings in court can become hostile and often neither party is satisfied with the outcome. Collaborative law offers a different approach.

Many Edinburgh family solicitors are being asked to advise on cohabitation following the breakdown of a relationship. Cohabitation is when the couple who are not married have lived together during their relationship and following the breakdown of the relationship, are unable to move out of the shared living space. Cohabitation can be governed by a formal agreement which is set up by a family solicitor. Both parties may have rights in the home and these rights can be protected by a cohabitation agreement.

In addition to divorce and separation, family solicitors in Edinburgh will be able offer advice on adoption, child support, grandparent’s rights, and annulments amongst others. A family solicitor should be consulted if you have any queries about your rights under family law, and if necessary, they can help you enforce them.

If you would like help finding recommended family solicitors local to Edinburgh, Contact Law can put you in touch with a firm we work with free of charge. So, if you have any questions please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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