Family matters.

But sometimes life doesn’t turn out as planned.

Family law

The stress and strain involved in the breakup of any relationship means that the legal issues arising in relation to separation and divorce, division of property and children all require to be handled sensitively and compassionately. Decision making at this time can be very difficult.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you find effective solutions and are able to offer down to earth practical advice. Whatever the circumstances of your divorce or separation, our aim is to protect your interests and help, wherever possible, negotiate practical settlement. In the event agreement cannot be reached then we will guide and support you throughout the Court process required to achieve a resolution.

Our experienced and knowledgeable solicitors are able to provide advice, support and assistance in relation to the following areas:

  • Divorce (including fixed-fee divorce)
  • Dissolution of civil partnership
  • Separation
  • Children - residence or contact arrangements
  • Child support and maintenance
  • All financial aspects arising out of separation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Adoption
  • Claims between cohabiting couples
  • Claims between civil partners
  • Prenuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • Cross-border and international issues (including relocation of children)
  • Child abduction

Fixed fee divorce

If quick and simple divorces are possible (where there aren't disputes over property or children, for instance), we offer fixed-fee packages. To see whether you'd be eligible, click here.

Other things affected by separation and divorce

Separation and divorce can affect many areas of your life. You may need to sell and buy property as a result. It is also likely you'll want to change your current will. Our colleagues within the firm can help guide you through the procedure so that all your legal needs are met.

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What our clients say

  • Fast, efficient and complete. A no hassle straight forward meeting that led to a quick divorce and a very happy man.
  • The service was exceptional from beginning to end. Both Jackie and Laura seemed genuinely interested in helping myself and my daughter and were really supportive throughout. A huge thank you for making what could have been a difficult and complex process so easy and stress free.
  • I felt very well supported by all members of the Allan Mcdougall team, in particular Jackie Pringle. They have helped make a very difficult time in my life less stressful. Thank you so much.
  • Jackie Pringle gave me excellent advice and I would definitely use your company again in the future.

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