Matrimonial Law

When married couples separate it is essential to seek legal representation. Many questions arise including the division of assets, maintenance payments and the responsibility for joint debts. There may also be hidden issues such as the right to occupy the matrimonial home or pension rights.

Walker Laird has the answer to all your questions and can advise you in all aspects of family law to include:-

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Protection from abuse
  • Division of family property
  • Maintenance

The law has been extended to afford certain property rights to cohabiting couples. This developing area of the law is one where all parties, whether married or not, should take careful advice when the need arises.

Mediation

David Forbes is a qualified CALM mediator. This allows him to mediate all family disputes as a positive alternative to court action.


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Changes afoot for civil litigation expenses

Following a debate in the Scottish Parliament on 16th January 2018 the long-awaited Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) passed stage 1 of the pre-legislative consultation process.  The Bill seeks to continue t …

Proud sponsor of the St Mirren Player of the Year Awards Dinner.

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Australian Court decides a text is a Will

The widow of a man who took his life applied to the courts in Australia to be appointed to administer his estate. His brothers contested the case on the basis that an unsent text found on his phone was sufficient to constitute his Will. The case went a …