Leading Family Law Solicitors in Glasgow

Neil Kilcoyne & Co Solicitors offers specialist and expert legal advice on every aspect of family law. For a free telephone consultation, call us today.

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We Deal with Every Aspect of Family Law in Glasgow

Family issues can have a huge impact on both yours and your family’s lives, so it’s understandable that you will want to know the consequences of any decisions you are considering. Whether you are married or in a civil partnership, we can deal in every aspect of family law. 

Our vast knowledge and expertise enable us to offer a wide range of skills to meet your particular needs, and you may be surprised that there are more options available than you originally thought. We will take strong and effective legal action and our family law solicitors are skilled at dealing with the complex problems that can arise from family breakdown, whether financial or child related.

Contact our family law solicitors today to book an appointment. Our objective is to help our clients reach settlements in a civilised manner, so that you can move on to the next stage of your life more easily. That’s why we remain one of the top choices for people struggling with family law issues in Glasgow.

Our Family Law Services

Adption Law

We understand how complex the adoption process can be. That’s why we will do everything we can to make the process as straightforward and plain sailing as possible. 

Cohabitation Agreements

Many couples live together as cohabitees without getting married or entering into a civil partnership. If you and your partner are living together, it is highly advisable you seek legal advice.

Divorce

The breakdown of a relationship is inevitably upsetting and emotional time. In this time of need, there are many practical and legal issues with which we can assist.

Family Mediation

Collaboration & mediation are processes that sees you, your spouse, and your respective lawyers, attend a series of structured meetings in order to try to negotiate a fair settlement

Parental Rights & Responsibilities

The law in Scotland dictates that parents are entitled to certain rights over their children, but they also have responsibilities they must uphold, too.

Prenuptial Agreements

If you’re planning to marry or enter into a civil partnership, or have already done so, you may want to consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Most couples are now doing this.

Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial agreements work in the same way as prenuptial agreements, except they are entered into after the marriage. Postnuptial agreement set out what will happen to certain assets in the event of a divorce. 

Separation Agreements

The breakdown of a marriage can be an upsetting and difficult time, and there are often lots of practical and legal factors to consider. 

Adoption Law

Adoption is a legal process whereby all the paternal rights and responsibilities of a child are granted to the adoptive parent(s). Once the process is complete, the adopter will become the child’s legal parent. 

The court order for adoption means that the birth parents will cease to have any rights or responsibilities for the child, and the order is irreversible, except in incredibly rare circumstances. 

Our specialist family law solicitors in Glasgow will be able to offer advice and help you through the process.

Cohabition Rights

Many couples live together as cohabitees without getting married or entering into a civil partnership. If you and your partner are living together, it is highly advisable you get advice about your situation. 

Since the implementation of The Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006, cohabitants now have a limited financial claim between each other when they separate. A cohabitant has a claim on the estate of the other cohabitant on death in limited circumstances. There are time limits which must be adhered to if you separate. The claim has to be intimated on the other party by court proceeding within 12 months of the date of separation. On death, the claim must be intimated by court proceedings within 6 months of death. Contact our family law solicitors in Glasgow. 

Divorce

The breakdown of a relationship inevitably is an upsetting and emotional time. In this time of need, there are many practical and legal issues which we will be able to help you with. With our expertise, we offer a comprehensive legal service that is focused on helping you through these difficult times. You will find our divorce lawyers sympathetic and sensitive to the matters you’re facing. We will fully support you with practical and clear advice to help to deal with the issues and the decisions you have to make. Our divorce solicitors’ primary aim is to always keep in mind the best outcome for you and your children.

Reaching a financial settlement is always a matter of considerable concern to anybody involved in divorce proceedings. Our Glasgow-based family law solicitors have vast experience in negotiating satisfactory financial settlements for our clients.

Family Mediation Law

Mediation is a voluntary process that numerous separating couples find helpful in dealing with the breakdown of their relationship without resorting to court proceedings. This process is focused on helping individuals reach decisions about practical issues that arise on separation, such as finding the best plan for care for your children or the financial arrangements which are most accommodating to both of you. 

The mediator will sit with both of you in a room and the mediator’s job is to be a neutral facilitator of your negotiations. The mediator can also accommodate “shuttle mediation” sessions. This can be appropriate where one or both parties are not comfortable or ready to meet face to face.

It’s important to know that mediator does not seek to impose decisions on you. People find mediation helpful because in this way, decisions can be made by agreement, rather than the decision being forced upon you. Contact our family mediation law solicitors at Neil Kilcoyne & Co today. 

Parental Rights and Responsibilities

The law in Scotland dictates that parents are entitled to certain rights over their children, but they also have responsibilities they must uphold, too. Parental rights and responsibilities can be inherited, in light of the fact you are the child’s biological parents, or they may be granted to you through Court appointment. We understand that legal cases relating to child custody can be difficult and highly stressful. That’s why we handle every case in a sensitive and understanding manner. Contact our family law solicitors today.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

If you are planning to marry or enter a civil partnership, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement, this sets out what you and your future partner agree should happen in relation to your finances, if your relationship should break down. Or, if you have already entered a marriage or civil partnership, you may want to consider a postnuptial agreement. This sets out what will happen to certain assets in the event of a divorce. 

Our Glasgow-based family law solicitors are ready to give you advice about when you need such an agreement and if you would like to set one up. 

Separation Agreements

The breakdown of a marriage can be an upsetting and difficult time, and there are often lots of practical and legal factors to consider. 

Sometimes, due to personal circumstances or preferences, it is not always possible or necessary to get a divorce. In these types of cases, it can be beneficial to get a separation agreement drawn up, especially if there are children, money, or property involved. Our family law solicitors have a wealth of experience and can help you through the process. 

Free, no-obligation consultation

Neil Kilcoyne Solicitors offers specialist and expert legal advice to people who are going through divorce and separation, marriage and relationship breakdowns. For a free telephone consultation, call us today.

FAQs

Yes, it’s generally advisable to be open and honest with your solicitor and provide them with all relevant information pertaining to your case. Information shared with your solicitor is protected by attorney-client privilege. This means that, in most cases, your solicitor cannot disclose the information to others without your consent. To provide the best legal advice, your solicitor needs a complete understanding of your situation. Withholding information may result in incomplete or inaccurate advice and defence strategies, potentially affecting the outcome of your case.

Ultimately, the decision to have a solicitor in family court is a personal one, depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case, and your comfort, and familiarity with legal procedures. If your case involves complex legal issues, significant assets, or contentious child custody disputes, having a solicitor can be beneficial. 

 Here are some considerations to help you decide:

  • Solicitors have the legal expertise to navigate intricate matters. Family court cases can be emotionally charged. Having a solicitor can provide a level of objectivity and help you make decisions based on legal considerations rather than emotions.
  • Family court cases can be emotionally charged. Having a solicitor can provide a level of objectivity and help you make decisions based on legal considerations rather than emotions.
  • Solicitors are trained in negotiation and can advocate for your interests during mediation or settlement discussions. If you’re not comfortable or experienced in negotiations, having a solicitor can be an asset.
  • Navigating court procedures can be challenging for those without legal training. A solicitor can ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and on time, avoiding potential pitfalls.
  • If you qualify for legal aid, you may be able to obtain a solicitor at a reduced cost or for free. This can make professional representation more accessible.