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Divorce Lawyer Glasgow

Divorce Lawyer Glasgow

Divorce or separation is not an easy decision to make. Our specialist, Glasgow-based divorce lawyers provide you with experienced advice and representation through your separation and/or divorce.

Please get in touch on 0141 648 9214 for a free telephone consultation to discuss the options available to you.

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Streamlined Process

We aim to simplify the process and focus on obtaining results. This reduces both time taken and cost to you.

Expert Advice

Your Solicitor will be experienced in the particular area of law you require assistance with and will provide you with step by step guidance.

Professional Service

We pride ourselves in providing a professional and accessible service. You’ll be given direct contact details for your Solicitor.

Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

At Kee Solicitors, we understand that by the time you come to search for a divorce lawyer, you are likely to be under considerable stress. Every situation is different, and not all clients who approach us for advice will go through with a divorce or separation. However, the very fact that you are wondering whether you need a divorce lawyer suggests that you would benefit from professional advice.

You are likely to be facing a number of challenging personal and financial decisions. Acquiring legal consultation as early as possible is the first step to achieving the best outcome for you and your family. Our approachable, Glasgow-based divorce lawyers will support you every step of the way.

Having an experienced divorce solicitor will put your mind at ease, and give you greater clarity about your rights and the process of separation. From the moment you contact us and have a clear path of progression you’ll feel significant relief.

Affordable Divorce Lawyers in Glasgow

Separation and divorce can result in a legal battle that, without the right family law advice and representation, can quickly spiral out of control. This is particularly the case where there are disputes over assets or child custody.  A lengthy legal battle will inevitably make the situation much more stressful for you and your family, and also much more expensive.

Our approachable family lawyers are committed to providing an affordable service that focuses on your best interests. We will support you to achieve as amicable an end to the relationship as possible. Of course, even if a separation begins amicably, it is not always certain that it will stay that way. Our experienced divorce lawyers and robust legal advice will make sure your agreements are as clear and concise as possible, minimising the potential for future legal consequences.

We also keep overheads to a minimum and offer a fair and transparent charging structure, which your family solicitor will discuss with you in full at your free initial telephone consultation.

Thank you Jonathan

What can I say, families, separation and divorce will at some point effect us all or someone close to us. For me personally, I wouldn’t have managed to be where I am today if it wasn’t for Jonathan Kee. Not only a solicitor but a friend, he’s supported us, listened to both our views and ensured the children’s best interests were put first, helping me and Chelle gain full residency of my children BUT not only that, now helping me end the worst chapter of my life. Did someone say divorce? Thank you Jonathan.

James
Glasgow

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Our family law firm is situated in Stepps, Glasgow and our solicitors are experienced in dealing with divorce and separation. 

A FREE initial telephone consultation allows you to get some advice on your situation and offers you an insight into how we work before you make any financial commitments.

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Do I qualify for a Divorce?

As a major decision with significant legal processes involved, couples must meet certain criteria in order to register for divorce. In essence, one spouse or both have to be able to establish an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

This can be established on the basis of:

  • Your spouse’s unreasonable behaviour;
  • Your spouse committing adultery;
  • One year’s non-cohabitation with consent to divorce; or
  • Two years non cohabitation without consent

The court can grant a divorce in the event that both parties have been separated for a year and if the divorce is consensual. If one spouse objects to the divorce you may still be able to apply for divorce without consent. Even in the event that you and your partner have reconciled for a brief period, divorce may still be granted, as long as the period you were together again was not more than 6 months. Our family lawyers can provide specific advise if you are in this situation.

There are other Divorce may also be granted on the basis that one partner has undergone gender reassignment surgery. In this case, an application can be made for a gender reassignment certificate.

It is extremely important to know that once divorced you are unable to retrospectively make claims in relation to matrimonial assets and liabilities.

Do I need a Separation Agreement?

A separation agreement is a legally binding document which formally records how matrimonial assets and debts will be divided, where any children will live and the amount of financial support to be paid. Having a solicitor draft a separation agreement with your former partner will substantially reduce the legal cost in comparison to the alternative of letting the court determine how the finances will be split, or worse trying to remedy matters once finances have been dissipated.

The separation agreement can be prepared for married couples as well as cohabiting couples or civil partners. This will regulate and outline various assets and liabilities that are to be divided and will resolve each person’s payment responsibilities. In a divorce, this can also regulate anything from sale of the matrimonial home to the level of contact with children. Parties are both expected to sign this ’Minute of agreement’ which in turn will allow for the application of a straightforward divorce. It is always advisable that each party obtain independent legal advice in relation to any agreement to be signed.

What is a Simplified Divorce?

In the event that you do not have any children under the age of 16 and have sorted financial matters, you can apply to the Court for what is known as a Simplified Divorce.

This is the cheapest and quickest option available. However, it is still highly advisable that you use the services of a solicitor to avoid unnecessary complications and to ensure you are aware of your rights and the consequences of such action.

If you have children of the relationship under the age of 16 or if there are any outstanding financial issues, a different procedure applies. In such circumstances, you will need to apply to the Court for an Ordinary Cause Divorce. Where children are concerned this involves a more complex process in which the Sheriff will need to be satisfied in respect of the welfare of the child or children.

Do I Need a Solicitor for a Separation?

Depending on the relationship, a separation of a non-married couple can be just as complex as divorce. After all, although your ‘marriage’ might not have been officially recognised by the courts, your life can still be intertwined in countless complicated ways.

For example, you may have purchased a property together, have split the costs of most of the contents inside, and of course may have a child or many children together. In this event, although it may not technically be a ‘divorce’, it is nonetheless vital that you seek the support and legal advice of experienced family solicitors.

One thing which is particularly important to keep in mind in regards to financial claims upon separation is that cohabiting couples only have 12 months from the date of separation to make these claims. For this reason, early consultation with a solicitor is key if you find yourself in this particular circumstance.

Still have Questions?

We will guide you through this process with dignity, providing effective solutions at cost effective prices to achieve the best outcome for you. Speak to an experienced family lawyer today.

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