Using family lawyers in Aberdeen


Aberdeen has a population of about 250,000 and is the third largest city in Scotland.

Aberdeen family lawyers often represent clients in matters of divorce, adoption, custody and child protection.

The Scottish legal system works in parallel to the English one. As a result, there are occasions where the parties (or even the courts) disagree regarding jurisdiction. In a relatively recent case known as RAB v MIB, Aberdeen family solicitors were involved in a dispute regarding a divorce and the future place of residence of one of the children. The main debate in the case was actually about whether or not English courts had the right to determine the future of a child whose parents had never lived in England. The wife in this case left the matrimonial home in Aberdeen and took the child with her to London. She then applied for a residence order from the court in England and was successful. The husband argued that because the couple never lived in England, the English courts should not have the right to determine the future welfare of the child. He appealed to the Scottish court and was successful.

This case illustrates the importance of seeking legal advice on your particular circumstances from a solicitor experienced with similar cases. If you are currently experiencing difficulties in relation to family matters and you would professional advice, Aberdeen family solicitors will be able to help. Family solicitors can explain your legal position to you, discuss your possible future options and guide you through the legal processes. It is crucial to remember that when you seek advice from family lawyers, Aberdeen professionals are only likely to be qualified to work in Scotland, and should not advise on matters of English law.

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