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Marisa Cullen


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Marisa is an Associate in our Family Law team, based in Glasgow.

Individuals and Families expertise

Marisa is an accredited specialist in family law and accredited specialist in Child Law. Marisa has particular expertise in international child abduction. She  receives direct referrals from the Scottish government in this area and deals with enquires from child abduction charities. She has lectured and written articles on the subject. She acts for both parents who have had their children removed from them and for those who have wrongfully removed children. Marisa understands the stress and anxiety that clients go through in this complex and specialist area of law.

She has experience in all types of family law including financial provision on divorce, cohabitation matters and child related issues. In recent years referrals in cross border, relocation and interdict/port stop cases have increased. She deals with clients throughout the UK and frequently advises clients in Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. 

Marisa always attempts to achieve a successful outcome for client through negotiation but has extensive experience in courts across Scotland should court action be required.

Marisa is an accredited family law specialist. She is also a committee member of the Law Society of Scotland's Family Law Sub-Committee where she contributes to the work of the committee which can include responding to new pieces of family law legislation and liaising with both UK and EU law societies.  

Recent Content by Marisa Cullen

10 Oct 2019

Inner House Appeal Court Success in Italian Child Abduction Case

The 1980 Hague Convention is the main convention used when one parent believes that their children have been wrongfully taken by the other parent to...
Marisa Cullen
16 Apr 2019

Ukrainian Tycoon allegedly involved in International Child Abduction

Mr Justice Mostyn, a senior high court judge in England, has allowed the media to name alleged child abductors in an international child abduction...
Marisa Cullen
19 Dec 2018

Will I commit parental child abduction if I return home with my child?

When families move abroad, or where one parent is originally from a different country, there is often a question if separation or divorce does arise...
Marisa Cullen


Law Society Accredited SpecialistLaw Award of Scotland - Winner 2017