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Family Divorce Lawyers & Solicitors In Glasgow

One of the most difficult decisions you will ever make is deciding if you need to start divorce proceedings. Going through a separation you may of course have concerns about any children, and or split of your marriage family home and finances. At these times it can be hard to keep a good relationship with the pressures and stress a divorce can bring. At times it can get heated, so rest assured when you have our experienced solicitors from family lawyers Glasgow in your corner.

This is why our expert divorce lawyers can help you, with our vast family law expertise from dealing with divorce cases of all sizes and family issues daily. You need a solicitor who lives and breathes this area of law every day to deal with these important matters that affect you. Focusing solely on family law, and being specialists in dealing with High Net Worth Divorce cases our professional advice is paramount to getting you the best settlement.

As our name Rooney Family Law suggests, we are an ‘Accredited Family Law Specialist’, practising only family law, and our aim is always to seek a resolution and agreement whenever possible for you. This can be done via discussions and mutual agreement, with this being often the best route to save you not only stress, but time and money from the process. But of course, there are times when court and litigation is required to enable the divorce to process. If this is the case for you, then our expert team will work to ensure the best outcome for you and your family.

If you are looking for a family lawyers in Glasgow or surrounding area who offers a FREE CONSULTATION so you can tell us about your case, get advice on the best next steps to take, please get in touch with us to have a chat. We have offices all over Glasgow and throughout Central Scotland with branches in Falkirk and Edinburgh too.  We are happy to meet you face to face at one of these locations at a time that is convenient to you, or you can speak directly with us via a Call, Facetime or Skype.

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Every one of our clients is different and their cases as unique as they are. Our website gives you useful information on all the main issues that affect family life, and what you might need to seek legal help with. But as this information is more general, there is nothing better than talking with us direct and finding out what the best course of action is next for you. We can only offer you this advice once you make contact with us, so by filling in the form, calling us, making an appointment or even using our live online chat feature we are happy to have a pro bono chat with you to see how we can help. Click here to view our contacts and locations.

Look no further for your Family Lawyer

Experts in Family Law is who you need on your side if you are facing a divorce settlement, and our lawyers are fully accredited as specialists in Family Law by the Law Society. Also accredited are our Paralegals and as the Law Society states, ‘Accreditation acts as a hallmark of experience that a client can trust’ we use our experience to support you and help to secure the best outcome for your separation.

We aim to be different, and our family divorce lawyers are unique in the way we charge our fees on actual time used by our clients. For example, 2 minute call charged as a 2 minute call, and not rounded up to the nearest unit like the vast majority of solicitors charge. They work by rounding up your 2 minute call to 6 minute unit, or a 7 minute meeting is charged at 12 minutes. With us you only pay for the time spend working on your case and you can see our full fees section for more details.

Supporting You

Once we speak with you and set out a clear path, our experienced divorce lawyers will give you a new sense of relief as we ease this difficult period in your life by being there to support you. We are here for you and are very approachable to listen to all your worries or concerns and give you clarity about the position you are in, and the separation and/or divorce process on what happens next.

This can be an incredibly hard time and it’s only natural to feel every emotion under the sun. No matter if it was your decision to start the divorce, or if it came out the blue to you and is a complete shock, our family lawyers will guide you through everything including what your options are and what your rights are. Divorces have changed a bit of late, where in cases you no longer need to list a reason for the marriage coming to an end. With no fault divorces being much more straightforward, without blame this allows you to start the process without the unpleasantness of listing what went wrong in the marriage.

Client Testimonials

I would like to directly offer my huge personal gratitude for everything you have done. The process has been seamless in what is a very stressful and challenging time. My many thanks and wishing you all the best for 2022.


I approached Brian regarding my divorce, very helpful and professional and efficient through the whole procedure.


I used Rooney Family Law for my divorce and found them to be efficient and helpful. They were all very friendly and happy to answer any and all of my questions.


I contacted Rooney family law wth regards to arranging a contact order for my kids. The advice was excellent, the cost of the services are fair and actions on the back of our meetings/discussions are prompt.

Does everything he says he will and most importantly he got me access to my kids.

Couldn’t recommend Brian and the firm enough.

Very grateful for all the help so far



I used Rooney Family Law to deal with my divorce. They explained the process and my rights in an easy-to-understand way. Their level of communication was excellent. They are upfront about their fees which helped me decide to use them. I would recommend them to anyone who needs family law help


I shopped about a fair bit before selecting Rooney Family Law to deal with my divorce. I found their website to be well laid out and very useful. The fact that they are transparent about their fees on their site appealed to me. It was fairly complex as it involved a business, pensions and other financial matters. I engaged their services and they negotiated hard to achieve a fair settlement on my behalf. They were in constant communication throughout the process.

Friendly professional advice and service.I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.


After spending a small deposit on a house with another law firm i decided to change, and i am so glad that i did. Brian Rooney and his team, achieved my divorce in a seamless manner, even through a pandemic ! There a communication was swift, and in the manner that i preferred. I’m hoping i don’t require the use of a family law specialist again but should i do i wouldn’t hesitate in using Brian and his team.


I had Brian deal with my divorce, him and his team were excellent through the challenging times of Covid, giving good advice and getting the job done. A big thanks to them all and I would definitely recommend this company. Best wishes for a prosperous future and thanks 🙏 for their guidance throughout the process.


Protecting Your Assets And Finances

During any separation or divorce is very important to have a clear picture of all your family finances and assets. We will help you understand your rights and achieve a fair financial settlement outcome. Our aim is to create a fully transparent fee structure for you, and we will keep any overheads to a minimum for you. Your family finances can cover a whole range of assets including, money, pensions, savings, investments, ISAs, any business assets and property so it is key to having an expert in your corner who can help and advise you on the best possible conclusion.

Child Custody Agreements

One of the most difficult aspects of a family break-up can be when children are involved, and the overall impact this can have on them. We will help you as a parent to support your child and offer advice on the best way to reach an agreement for the benefit and best interests of the children being met.

There will be many questions when you’re separating or going through a divorce and have children, one of the main questions being who will look after them. As parents it’s your responsibility to keep your child healthy, safe and their overall wellbeing. From the law’s side, that is focussed solely on the protection of the children’s rights and to make sure where possible they can have a relationship with both parents.

We can help set up a child agreement for you, in the past the terms used for this were custody, access, residence or contact. In the ideal world it would be the parents who decide on these agreements together, but when a family breaks up it’s only normal this can then lead to disputes when trying to come to an agreement. If no child agreement can be put into place, then the court can assist to set up an order which decides on who the children will live with and how often they spend time with the other parent. Going through a separation or divorce can be a difficult time for all involved and our experienced experts in this field will ensure everyone important to you is looked after for the best agreement to be put into place.

Do I Need A Lawyer To Get Divorced In Scotland?

When you seek legal advice and help during a divorce there is many advantages when you have a family law expert in your corner. There will be times when witness statements and other evidence will be required when any divorce case is contested or disputed. Our solicitors here at Rooney Family Law can daft documents and fill out forms on your behalf, with the aim of the entire process being as simple for you as possible. When this type of work is required, it is always better and very important to you case is filled with the right legal terms and structure.

If you are looking for the simplified divorce, there is still a good number of reasons why you should seek the advice and service of a family lawyer. Helping to ensure all paperwork is both legal and binding covering all the financial agreements between all parties. Our divorce solicitors are on hand to help draft any agreements, while dealing with any property as part of the separation.

Sometimes your situation with your partner is still on good terms, but it’s important to note that once any legal challenge comes along then that relationship can turn sour. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, by seeking legal advice this ensures all agreements put in place are simple and robust for everyone to understand clearly. All our family lawyers have the expertise and experience to help guide you through this process as smooth as possible.

If available to you and you want to try and avoid a dispute in court, especially when children are involved in the breakup then we can help to manage this. It is key to the children involved that their parents have a long-lasting relationship to help ease the situation. When this happens, it offers real value to the changes they are going through. If this is the case for your own position, there are many out of court forms available to help with this route via mediation and negotiation. We can help take you through this process, and that will help keep greater legal fees further down the line for you.

Rooney Family Law we always provide clear and practical advice on all aspects of divorce and separation, with our aim always to avoid any unnecessary court room contests. Using our family law experience, from smaller simple cases to the more higher net worth profile cases, we are well suited for dealing with all complex and financial solutions to find the best outcome to your family separation.

Specialist Divorce Lawyers Glasgow

Deciding to begin any divorce proceedings can be one of the most difficult decisions in your life you will ever make. As well as the pressure of having children involved in any breakup of the family unit, when a marriage ends then it can be complex to deal with all the assets and debts of a separation. This is heightened even more when there is a disagreement between both parties, it is then so important that both partners understand the full situation, and this is where using the specialist lawyers here at Rooney Family Law can be key to give you all the advice you need throughout the following:

  • Divorce for Footballers and Sport Stars
  • Divorce for the Self-employed & Business Owners
  • Divorce for Famous People & Celebrities
  • Divorce for High Net-Worth Clients
  • Divorce for those in a Civil Partnership

Divorce & Family Law Services

In Scotland, in order to obtain a divorce, the marriage has to have broken down and this could be as a result of one of the following grounds:

  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Adultery
  • Separation for over one year (If both parties agree)
  • Separation for over two years (consent is not necessary)


There are a few different types of divorce, that now don’t even need to go into the actual reasons for the separation. More can be found on each of these types of divorce in our page links below or by talking with us about your case. We can advise you further on the best solution for your own needs.

The quickest and cheapest type of divorce is a Simplified Divorce and you need to have been separated for over a year, and have no children under 16. All financial matters between you and your spouse must be resolved, as no financial claim can be made as part of this type of divorce.  Next you have an undefended Ordinary Divorce (and have children under the age of 16) with no financial claims the undefended procedure is relatively straightforward, and can be dealt with by a local sheriff court in approx. 10-12 weeks.

The whole process is more straightforward if the parties can reach an agreement about the welfare of the children and the financial situation. If agreement can’t be reached on these outcomes, then a more complex divorce case could go through mediation stages, before finally being decided by the courts.

Get in touch to discuss any family law issue you have with us via our message chat or 0800 779 7848. For more information have a look over our legal service pages below:

Our specialist family lawyers are committed to guiding and supporting you through your divorce in Glasgow aiming for the best outcome for you and your family