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English divorce advice

Many people do not realise that the English and Scottish courts apply different rules to divorce and financial provision, sometimes with very different outcomes.

You may find yourself in a situation where you can use either legal system in order to resolve your financial settlement and divorce.  Or you may find yourself on the receiving end of divorce proceedings which have been issued in England.

Deciding where, and how to proceed, can save money.

 

Clear advice

We can provide advice on both Scots and English law relating to divorce and financial provision.  We can advise on whether it would be preferable to have your divorce dealt with in a particular part of the UK and whether this is possible in your particular circumstances.   We can assist where there is a dispute about jurisdiction as between Scotland and England.

Benefits we bring

Morton Fraser is one of the few firms in the UK to have family lawyers qualified in both Scots and English law and able to provide advice on both legal systems.  We frequently advise clients on situations where there is a dispute about where divorce proceedings ought to be dealt with.

If you live in Scotland but have been served with English proceedings, you may want to sit down with a solicitor close to home so that you can discuss the options face to face.

Our approach to fees

Our costs will always be clear - and that's guaranteed.

We understand that you need to get a handle on what our advice is going to cost. We offer fixed fee initial meetings where we can discuss the options with you. Wherever possible, we provide tailored fee quotes for much of our work. If that is not possible for all of the case, we will give you a clear indication of the likely cost. 

"The way that you both handled my legal and personal issues on the day was exemplary, so good, in fact that I actually enjoyed much of it! The balance between professional advice and caring for the outcome and how it would affect me both on the day and in the future, could not have been more apparent to me."  - Private client 

Next steps

You may have some questions or need some clarity about your situation. Our team are on hand to help, so get in touch with one of our experts.