Family/Dispute Resolution

mhd can assist with many facets of Family law and disputes including:

  • Divorce (including fixed-fee divorce)
  • Separation Agreements
  • Hague Convention cases
  • Prenuptial, Postnuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • All financial aspects arising out of separation
  • Claims between cohabiting couples
  • Claims between civil partners
  • Dissolution of civil partnership
  • Domestic abuse
  • Interdicts/Protective Orders
  • Juvenile referrals

Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR is a general term used to describe a range of non-court based ways of resolving disagreements. Click on this link for general information on the different options- “What are the ADR options?, or for practical advice on how to choose the right method for your situation- “How to choose?” or on the highlighted links for more information about each of the ADR options which include mediation, collaborative family law, arbitration and negotiation all of which are alternatives to conventional litigation.

These various methods of resolving matters can be highly effective in Family cases whether the issues relate to children or financial issues arising from separation. Contact any of the members of the Family Team for more information.

ADR methods can be used by married, unmarried and same-sex couples or in wider family disputes.

We have always been at the forefront of ADR in Family Law in Scotland:

  • We have more Accredited Family Mediators than any other firm in Scotland

  • We are the only firm in Scotland to offer arbitration in family cases

  • We have been involved since the outset in collaborative family law in Scotland. All of our Family Team partners and a number of our Solicitors are trained collaborative family lawyers

  • We have been recognised for our work in the field of ADR and were awarded the inaugural “ADR Firm of the year” award in the Firm Law Awards 2004

The guide to a survivable separation, “Breaking Up – Without Falling Apart”,  written by one of our partners, Anne Dick, can be accessed here

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