Divorce Lawyers In Inverness & The Highlands

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Divorce Lawyers In Inverness & The Highlands 

The end of a marriage or civil partnership can be a very difficult time, not only for the separating parties but also for any children. There are often a number of matters that require being resolved before it is possible to secure the final outcome of a divorce or separation. We specialise in all types of divorce, dissolution and separation so whatever your situation, we are here to assist you. This may include financial, property and child welfare-related issues. We will discuss your circumstances with complete discretion and understanding before exploring the best options for you, helping to make the process as straightforward and painless as possible. 

In any separation or divorce, the division of finances can be a complicated and difficult task. This may be due to there being several assets or debts/liabilities owned jointly, or in your sole names which will require to be untangled and divided on divorce or dissolution. We will help you to work through the complex legalities of these matters to make the process as smooth as possible. Our team of divorce and separation lawyers in Inverness, but available throughout the Highlands and Islands, including Thurso, Caithness, Moray, Nairn, Ross-shire, Skye, Stornoway, Sutherland and Orkney, means geography doesn't have to be an obstacle during an already challenging time.

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For more information on our divorce and separation services please phone our Divorce Lawyers in Inverness on 01463 795 035 or click here to complete our Family Enquiry formYour initial discussion with us is free.

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Your Local Expert Family Lawyers

Laura Mclean

Laura is an experienced lawyer who advises clients on a broad range of family law issues, including divorce, financial provision on separation, cohabitation, adoption and disputes relating to children.  She has gained expertise in complex and high value cases and those with intersecting public law aspects.

Laura is collaboratively trained and endeavours to negotiate amicable settlements wherever possible. She has a solution focussed and empathetic approach which helps clients navigate the legal process amidst difficult personal circumstances.

In situations where court action is necessary she is an experienced litigator who has appeared widely and regularly in the Sheriff Courts. 

Grant Hassan

Grant provides family law services across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. He provides advice on all aspects of family law, most commonly involving separation and divorce, financial provision, child maintenancecohabitationpre & post nuptial agreementscohabitation agreementsresidence, contact, relocationadoption and protective remedies. He firmly believes that it can be advantageous for individuals to resolve their disputes without the use of litigation in the first instance. Find out more.

Natalie Bruce

Natalie provides advice on all aspects of family law, including child contact and residence disputesadoptionseparation, divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation. Natalie understands that seeking advice about family matters can often be difficult, however, she works closely with clients to understand their circumstances and what they wish to achieve. Find out more.

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