Shetland Family & Divorce Lawyers
The best advice at an emotionally difficult time.
Our Family solicitors in Shetland, covering the whole of Scotland, have expertise in all areas of family law and will help you through a difficult time with sensitivity and objectivity.
Harper Macleod joined force with Dowle, Smith & Rutherford in 2015 to offer a full range of family law services delivered by our extended team all over Scotland.
Divorce and separation can have a huge impact on both yours and your family's lives and you will understandably want to know the financial and practical consequences of any decisions you are considering making. When working with us, many people are surprised to hear there are more options available than they originally thought.
The options available range from litigation and arbitration to negotiation, mediation and collaboration. We will discuss matters with you and decide upon the appropriate way of solving your problems. Whether it is in relation to the welfare of your children and the status of the matrimonial home, the impact on a business that's jointly or individually owned, or your financial situation, we will help you through a difficult time and allow you to progress with your life.
After discussion with you, our solicitors will give their advice on how best to resolve your situation and the options available.
We're here to help you plan for the future
For more information on our family law services in Shetland, call our accredited Family Law specialists for free on 01595 695 583, or complete our simple online below, for an initial discussion or to request a callback.
Our Family Law Team is recognised in the UK's leading independent legal directories, Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500, where our Team is recognised as having "Recommended Lawyers" and "Leaders in the Field" in the area of Family Law.
Key Family Law Contact in Shetland
Jenni has practised primarily in family law since qualification and advises clients on a full range of family law matters including: separation, divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation, child contact and residence disputes and pre-nuptial agreements.
Jenni is based in our Shetland office and has a wide breadth of sheriff court experience, having previously worked in Edinburgh and Perth, undertaking family actions as well as undertaking guardianships and debt recovery matters. Given her experience, she is well placed to advise clients honestly and efficiently about the factors to consider when considering litigation.
Jenni also deals with private client and advises on wills, executries and powers of attorney.
Jenni is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as specialist in Family Law.
Our Family law services in Shetland
Our Family lawyers provide comprehensive advice on traditional family legal work including:
- Divorce & Separation
- Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements to protect assets prior & during marriage
- The welfare of children, including custody/residence, contact/access issues
- Financial consequences of separation and divorce
- Advice for business owners
- Co-habitation agreements (for couples who wish to regulate the financial aspects of their living arrangement out with marriage)
How much will it cost?
We understand that the affordability of legal fees is an important issue and discuss costs with our clients from the outset. Every case is different and it is not always clear at the beginning what will require to be done, so as to give an accurate estimate of the final costs.
In most cases fees are based on the time spent on the case and the solicitor's hourly rate, which varies from firm to firm and also in relation to a solicitor's experience. We are not registered to provide advice under the legal aid scheme.
Give us a call on 01595 695 583 and we will be able to give you an initial chat about your case and possible future costs.
To try to remove some of that uncertainty we have designed a number of packages which, in certain circumstances, will let you know from the outset what the costs will be.
The areas where we offer packaged fees* include:
- Initial advice
- Simplified divorce
- Undefended divorce
- Minutes of agreement
- Mediation services
- Pre/Post nuptial agreements
- Co-habitation agreements
* Certain exclusions may apply. Your solicitor will be able to discuss and explain. Terms will be issued in writing.