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Divorce Solicitors

If you think your marriage or civil partnership is at an end, our lawyers can help you find the best solutions for you and your family.

Our specialist divorce and family law solicitors are recognised as leaders in their field by the independent Legal 500 guide and will help you move forward with confidence.

Why do I need a lawyer?

Divorce – or the dissolution of a civil partnership – is a formal process which requires an application to a Court, usually a Sheriff Court.

There are different types of court applications, depending on the financial and other circumstances, and whether the couple has children under the age of 16 at the time the divorce is sought.

Grounds for divorce

There is only one ground of divorce in Scotland – that the marriage (or civil partnership) has broken down irretrievably and that there is no prospect of a reconciliation.

There are four different ways to establish that irretrievable breakdown:

  • Separation for one year, with both parties consenting;
  • Separation for two years with no consent required;
  • Adultery; and
  • Unreasonable behaviour.

How we can help

If you intend to divorce, it is very important that you obtain tailored legal advice as your financial circumstances and family are unique.

Our lawyers will take the time to full understand your priorities and goals. We will then apply the law to your situation and provide you with clear options and practical solutions.

How much will it cost?

Our fees are always fair and transparent – hourly rates will be confirmed at the outset and quotations can be provided where appropriate. Please note we do not offer Legal Aid for this service.

Why Choose us?

Our client promise

At Aberdein Considine Legal, we have a simple three-point promise to all of our clients.

  • "Aberdein Considine’s family law team is headed up by Ruth Aberdein, whose particular expertise lies in high value separation and divorce cases, as well as in drafting pre-nuptial agreements for individuals with significant assets at stake. The firm is experienced in complex child cases, concerning child abduction, residency and contact arrangements, and allegations by one or both parties of abusive behaviour towards the children or spouse. Karl Brown is well-versed in such cases, while Leonie Burke, who joined from Brodies LLP in late 2019, is adept at handling financial provision arrangements where forensic accountancy has been required. April Campbell serves clients in the west central belt of Scotland, heading up the Glasgow team, while Isabelle Douglas is another key member of the team."