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Divorce is the term used for the legal dissolution of a marriage or civil partnership between two people. Every situation is different and in some cases, obtaining a divorce may be a relatively quick and straightforward process in legal terms at least. Other cases, particularly where there are children involved, may be more complex. It is important to seek legal advice to know your rights and options when you make the decision to bring a relationship to an end. Contact us to discuss matters further.
Prior to seeking a divorce, an agreement must be reached in regard to things like the division of assets and contact arrangements for children. Divorce is often dealt with afterwards. In addition where couples are not married or in a civil partnership it is still important to seek advice in regards to your rights when your relationship has broken down. For unmarried couples there are strict time limits so these matters must be addressed timeously. Get in touch to see how we can help you.
One of the most important questions to consider when a relationship breaks down is how assets and liabilities will be divided. This can include the division of the family home, pensions, savings and other assets. We make sure that each asset is properly valued and included in the settlement even in circumstances when a spouse or partner attempts to hide assets. We can act on your behalf to negotiate settlement terms and provide representation in the Family Law Courts when needed. Contact us to find out more.
When a couple separate it is always preferable if they can reach an agreement in regard to where their children live. When this can be achieved an agreement can be entered into. Where this isn’t possible the court may need to decide on what is in the best interests of the child. Likewise, when an agreement is not kept by either party, a court action may be required. Our experienced family law team can assist in all of these scenarios. Give us a call 0131 467 5566 or email us to find out more.
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Watermans Legal are there to help you navigate through the minefield of family law that often comes with the breakdown of relationships. If you are separating from your partner, there are some important decisions to be made and our team of qualified family solicitors can ensure you take the right path.