Divorce Lawyers Paisley

‍When a relationship reaches a point where separation becomes inevitable, it can be an emotional and challenging time for all parties involved. Making the decision to seek a divorce is never easy, but with the support and guidance of our skilled divorce lawyers in Paisley, you can navigate the complex legal process and ensure your rights and interests are protected.

Our family lawyers will provide expert legal advice on various aspects of divorce, from the grounds for divorce to financial settlements and child arrangements. Whether you are considering a divorce or have already begun the process, our family lawyers in Paisley are here to help. We can also advise on the dissolution of civil partnerships.

Understanding Divorce law in Scotland - including "no-fault divorce"

In Scotland, divorce is based on the concept of the "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage." To establish the irretrievable breakdown, certain grounds must be met. These include:

  1. Separation: If both parties agree to the divorce and have lived separately for one year, a divorce can be granted. If only one party wants to separate, the parties must have lived apart for two years.

  2. Unreasonable behaviour: If one party's behavior makes it unreasonable for the other party to continue living with them, this can be grounds for divorce.

  3. Adultery: If one party has committed adultery, the other party may seek a divorce on these grounds.

It is important to note that in Scotland, divorce is not fault-based. This means that the focus is on the breakdown of the marriage rather than assigning blame to one party.

Speak to an Experienced Divorce Solicitor

To speak to a divorce lawyer today call us on 0141 942 3764 for our Glasgow office, 0141 887 6211 for our Paisley Office or use our online contact form.

When facing a divorce, enlisting the services of skilled family law solicitors in Paisley is crucial. A Wright & Crawford divorce lawyer will provide valuable advice and guidance throughout the process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that the divorce proceedings run as smoothly as possible.

We will assist you in understanding the legal implications of your decisions and help you navigate complex issues such as financial settlements and child arrangements. With their expertise, you can approach navigate divorce law with confidence and peace of mind.

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Financial Settlements in Divorce

One of the most significant aspects of divorce is the division of assets and liabilities. In a divorce, only finances considered as "matrimonial property" are subject to division. Matrimonial property includes the net value of money, property, and other assets acquired during the marriage, including the matrimonial home.

During the divorce proceedings, both parties will be required to provide a full and frank disclosure of their financial circumstances. This includes details of income, assets, debts, and any other relevant financial information. With this information, the family court will determine how best to divide the matrimonial property, taking into account factors such as economic advantage or disadvantage, childcare costs, and preventing serious financial hardship.

It is important to seek legal advice to ensure that your financial settlement is fair and in accordance with the law. They will help you gather the necessary financial information, negotiate with your spouse's family solicitor, and offer you practical advice.

Child Arrangements in Divorce

When children are involved in a divorce, their well-being and best interests are of paramount importance. The court will consider a range of factors when determining child arrangements, including:

  • The child's wishes and feelings, taking into account their age and maturity

  • The child's physical, emotional, and educational needs

  • The likely effect of any changes in the child's circumstances

  • The capacity of each parent to meet the child's needs

  • Any harm or risk of harm to the child

It is essential to prioritise the needs of your children during the divorce process. A divorce lawyer specializing in child arrangements can help you navigate this sensitive area and work towards a mutually beneficial agreement.

They can assist in developing a parenting plan, negotiating custody and visitation schedules, and addressing any concerns about the child's welfare.

The Divorce Process in Scotland

The divorce process in Scotland can differ depending on the circumstances of the case. If both parties agree to the divorce and there are no financial matters to resolve or children under the age of 16, a simplified procedure can be followed.

This involves submitting a form to the Sheriff Court and can be a more straightforward and cost-effective way to obtain a divorce.

However, if the divorce is not consensual, or if there are financial matters or children involved, the ordinary procedure must be followed.

This may involve court hearings and a more complex legal process. A divorce lawyer will guide you through the necessary steps, ensuring that you meet all the requirements and deadlines.

The Importance of using experienced Divorce Solicitors

While it is possible to navigate divorce law without the help of divorce lawyers, having an expert family law solicitor by your side (particularly one with extensive experience of divorce) can greatly alleviate stress and ensure that your rights are protected.

We will provide guidance on the legal aspects of divorce, help you understand your options, and advocate for your best interests.

With our expertise, you can make informed decisions, resolve disputes and reach a fair settlement.

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Contact Wright & Crawford Family Law Solicitors - expert divorce lawyers in Paisley

Navigating the path to divorce can be a challenging and emotional journey. However, with the support of our knowledgeable and compassionate divorce solicitors in Paisley, you can navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

From understanding the grounds for divorce to navigating financial settlements and child arrangements, we will provide valuable guidance and support at every step.

Remember, you don't have to face this journey alone - contact us today for an initial consultation and speak to our friendly and knowledgeable family law team.

We can provide the best advice in a straightforward fashion. Our highly skilled divorce lawyers are here to guide you through the whole process.

Contact our Divorce & Separation Agreement Solicitors Paisley and Bearsden, Glasgow

Wright & Crawford is based in Paisley and Bearsden and serves clients throughout Renfrewshire and the Glasgow area. We are dedicated to making sure your family is able to move forward in a way which is best for you. To find out more about what we can do for you, contact our family law accredited specialists 0141 942 3764 for our Glasgow office, 0141 887 6211 for our Paisley Office or use our online contact form.


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