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Family issues

Mediation and collaborative law

Often, separating couples find it difficult to talk to each other effectively and to resolve issues in a constructive way. 

In these situations, either mediation, where the parties will explore solutions together with a trained mediator, or collaborative law, which involves a series of open meetings between both clients and collaboratively trained lawyers, can be very effective.  This is particularly the case where children are concerned.

These tools can, in the right cases, result in more constructive and child-centred outcomes, with clients retaining more control over the process and benefiting from reduced legal costs.

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Clear advice

We can offer clear advice and information about these processes and help you to decide whether either of them might be right for you.  We have the expertise to support you through a collaborative or mediated process.

Why choose Morton Fraser

With two accredited family mediators and two solicitors trained in collaborative law in our team, we are well attuned to all of the available methods of dispute resolution open to our clients.

We act regularly as mediators, but we also support our own clients through the mediation process.

Our collaborative lawyers in Glasgow and Edinburgh can help you to assess whether collaborative law is suitable to your case and can lead you through the process.

Our approach to fees

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.