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Advice & Information Centre

Putting you and your family's needs first

Advice & Information CentreOur Advice & Information Centre is designed to promote the services offered by our members to individuals who are experiencing the trauma and complexity of divorce, financial provision, separation or family breakdown. It provides a one-stop guide.

It is important in Family Law matters that you instruct a solicitor who is familiar with the undernoted areas of law. Find out more about how we can help below.

How Can We Help?

The Family Law Association is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes in Scotland. Find out more below and search the Association's directory to find a Family Law solicitor in your area. You can select to find solicitors who are Calm Mediators, Collaborative Lawyers and that offer Legal Aid. Contact a Family Law Solicitor »


In Scots Law, there is only one ground of divorce: irretrievable breakdown of marriage, for which there can be different reasons. The most common is separation, either for one year with the consent of your spouse, or two years without consent. Read more Arrow


The Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 came into force on 4th May 2006. It applies only to Scotland. This has made a number of significant changes in the law relating to divorce, separation and to family life in general. Opposite and same sex couples who are cohabiting (that is not married and not having entered into a civil partnership) will have certain rights in the event of their relationship terminating or on the death of one of the couple. Read more Arrow

Childcare Issues...

Children are very much the innocent and often powerless bystanders in the deterioration of their parents relationship. It is in this area of family breakdown where a Family Law Solicitor can be of considerable assistance.  Read more Arrow


It is unnecessary to have a Court recognise separation unless there is a dispute about the date of separation. If there are issues, then the sooner you reach agreement then the better your chance to achieving a long-lasting settlement. Read more Arrow

Abusive Relationship...
Abusive Relationship

The law is there to protect you. Physical or emotional abuse has no place in our society and certainly no place in the family home. Courts have powers to remove an abusive partner. Read more Arrow

Civil Partnership...
Civil Partnership

In 2004, the Civil Partnership Act created rights and responsibilities for same-sex couples; similar to married couples. The Act lays down the procedure for entering into Civil Partnership. Read more Arrow

Financial Problems...
Financial Problems

Apart from children, financial problems are often the most anxious and contentious issues between separating couples. Insecurity caused by the break-up of a relationship can lead to mistakes in financial arrangements with your partner. Read more Arrow

Family Law 2013
Association Events

Our training and conference programme for 2013.

- June Seminar:
“Drafting Minutes of Agreement”
- September Seminar:
“Problems with Minutes of Agreement”
- AGM & Conference
Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

Fantastic value 14 hours CPD package available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Event details/booking forms can be found on our News pages.
Click here to view details »

Contact a Family Law Solicitor

Family issues can be stressful, particularly where children are involved.

Our members can offer guidance and advice on matters such as:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Childcare issues
  • Cohabitation
  • Civil Partnership
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Children's Hearings