Family Law

Family Law

Our family law team is headed up by solicitors who are well known, well established and highly experienced. They have worked in the field of family law for a number of years and have dealt with a wide range of cases.

Our work covers all aspects of family, matrimonial and child law. We deal with both private and legal aid funded cases.

Family Law Solicitors

Our work covers all aspects of family, matrimonial and child law both in the public and private sectors. Our experience covers a wide range of roles and representational capacities.

Divorce Solicitors

We deal with divorce and separation, division of matrimonial property, aliment and child maintenance, adoption & fostering, care arrangements for children (residence and contact), cohabitation, civil partnerships, domestic abuse, interdicts & powers of arrest. We also deal with Children's Hearings and referrals to the Children's Reporter.

Frequently asked questions

Q. How long do I have to be separated from my spouse to apply for a divorce under the simplified procedure?

A. If your spouse consents, you can apply for a divorce under the simplified procedure after you have been separated for a period of one year. If your spouse does not consent, you must have been separated for at least two years before you can apply for a simplified divorce.

Q. Does a father have parental rights and responsibilities in relation to his child?

A. A father does not automatically have parental rights and responsibilities unless he is married to the mother at the time when the child was conceived or thereafter, is named on the child’s birth certificate if the birth was registered on or after 4 May 2006, or the mother has signed an agreement under s.4 of the Children’s (Scotland) Act 1995. If none of the above apply, an action would need to be raised in court seeking an order for parental rights and responsibilities.

0131 225 3456
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BCKM Solicitors, 53 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YH

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