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17 January 2018 by Roger MacKenzie, Head of Family Law


During a separation, grandparents can be left unsure as to how best to help their own child without harming the relationship with their son or daughter-in-law.


When grandchildren are involved, this can be particularly difficult...


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3 January 2018 by Roger MacKenzie, Head of Family Law


After the festive season is over, the Monday of the first full working week is said to signal Divorce D-Day - the peak time that couples separate and get advice about a divorce.


There are many reasons offered as to why January seems the most amount of married couples getting in touch...


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19 July 2017 by Roger MacKenzie, Head of Family Law


Put simply the answer is yes. You can deal with your own divorce and there is no requirement to use a lawyer.


However, it is important to consider that once your divorce is completed that is it.  There is no way to seek help to fix any mistakes that may have been made during the process...


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28 April 2017 by Roger MacKenzie, Head of Family Law


The well-publicised case of Tini Owens, the wife who was refused a divorce because it was insufficient to say she was trapped in loveless and unhappy marriage, is a reminder that the granting of divorce is not automatic and the grounds for it still have to be proved...


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22 March 2017 by Roger MacKenzie, Head of Family Law


Prenuptial agreements have a long history in Scotland and, as long as they are fair and reasonable at the time they are entered into, there is no reason to think a court would not recognise the agreement in the event of a future separation and divorce...


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10 February 2017 by Roger MacKenzie, Head of Family Law


One of the most stressful situations for someone facing divorce can be where they suffer from ill health or infirmity which has left them financially reliant on their husband or wife.


This can also apply where people get divorced at a later stage in life and where perhaps it is more difficult to get back on the career ladder...


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9 January 2017 by Roger MacKenzie, Head of Family Law


Although the law regulating claims arising on the end of cohabitation (couples who live together but who are not married) is now more than 10 years old, lawyers and judges are still wrestling with interpreting the intention of the legislation...


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Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership can be a stressful and emotional experience.

We will provide help and guidance tailored to your circumstances about how you may wish to deal with the challenges ahead.


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The collaborative process recognises that a painful, high conflict divorce can have long-term damaging repercussions for you, your family and wider friends.


Collaborative law steers you away from court.


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A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that can protect your interests and assets before you enter into a marriage or into a civil partnership so that, in the event of a divorce, the agreement can be used to help settle any future disputes over who is entitled to what.


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Moving in together can be an exciting time. As more and more couples take this step, a cohabitation agreement can be essential to protect assets and regulate who pays for what over the course of the relationship.


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The legal position is often much less clear cut than divorce and  strict time limits apply to bringing any claim arising from the end of a cohabiting relationship, so it is important to get legal advice at the earliest possible stage.


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Adopting a child is a big step and it is important that parents adopting a child understand the legal process required. Digby Brown Solicitors have been helping families adopt children for many years.


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