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Family Divorce Lawyers & Solicitors In Lanarkshire

Considering a divorce can be overwhelming and emotionally taxing, especially when children and shared assets are involved. Our team of experienced solicitors and family lawyers Lanarkshire understands the challenges you may be facing and are here to support you every step of the way.

We have a wealth of experience dealing with divorce cases of all sizes and complexities, including high net worth cases. As family law specialists, we have the expertise and knowledge to handle your case with care and professionalism. Our focus is on seeking resolutions and agreements through discussions and mutual agreement, and as Accredited Family Law Specialists, we pride ourselves on this approach.

In some cases, litigation is necessary to ensure the best outcome for you and your family. In these situations, our team will work tirelessly to protect your interests and achieve the best possible settlement.

If you are based in Lanarkshire and the surrounding area, we offer a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your case and provide advice on the best next steps. We have offices throughout Central Scotland, including in Falkirk and Lanarkshire, and we’re happy to meet you in person or speak with you via a call, FaceTime, or Skype.

You don’t have to face divorce alone. Contact us today to learn how our experienced family lawyers can help you navigate this difficult time with confidence and peace of mind.


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At our law firm, we understand that no two clients or cases are the same. While our website provides a wealth of information on the key issues that can impact family life and when legal assistance may be necessary, we believe that direct communication is essential to determine the best approach for your specific situation.

We’re here to make things as easy as possible, which is why we offer a variety of contact options to suit your preferences, whether it’s filling out a form and sending us a message, giving us a call, scheduling an appointment, or using our live online chat feature. We’re also happy to offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your case and explore how we can support you. To find our contact details and locations, please click here. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – our team is dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.

Look no further for your Family Lawyer

If you’re in the midst of a divorce settlement, having an expert in family law on your side is crucial. Our lawyers are not only fully accredited as specialists in Family Law by the Law Society, but our paralegals are accredited as well. This accreditation serves as a hallmark of experience that our clients can trust. We use our expertise to support you and secure the best possible outcome for your separation.

At our law firm, we strive to be different. Our family divorce lawyers offer a unique fee structure based on the actual time used by our clients. We understand that every minute counts, which is why we don’t round up to the nearest unit like most solicitors do. With us, a 2-minute call is charged as a 2-minute call, and a 7-minute meeting is charged at 7 minutes, not 12. You only pay for the time we spend working on your case, and you can find more information on our full fees section.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help you during this difficult time. We’re here to provide you with the guidance and support you need.

Supporting You

We recognise that going through a divorce can be an incredibly difficult experience, filled with intense emotions and concerns about the future. That’s why our team of experienced divorce lawyers is here to provide support every step of the way. Whether you initiated the divorce or were taken by surprise, our approachable and compassionate family lawyers will offer clarity on the process and your available options. With recent changes to the law, it is now easier to begin the divorce process without listing reasons for the marriage breakdown.

At our firm, we understand that every client is unique, and we will take the time to listen to your concerns and create a clear plan of action. Our goal is to reduce the stress and uncertainty of this challenging time and provide you with a new sense of peace. If you’re in need of guidance or support with a separation or divorce, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of expert lawyers.

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

Navigating the complex world of family finances during a separation or divorce can be a daunting task. At our law firm, we understand the importance of having a comprehensive understanding of your family’s assets and finances, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our experienced divorce lawyers will work with you to create a transparent fee structure tailored to your specific needs, and we strive to minimise any overheads for you.

We recognise that family finances can be complicated, involving a diverse range of assets such as pensions, savings, investments, ISAs, business assets, and property. That’s why it’s crucial to have an expert on your side who can provide you with sound advice and guidance. With our team of skilled family lawyers, you can rest assured that we will help you understand your rights and work towards achieving a fair financial settlement that meets your needs.

Child Custody Agreements

In a family breakdown, the involvement of children can be one of the most challenging and emotionally charged issues. Our team of legal experts is here to guide and support you as a parent, ensuring that the needs and interests of your children are prioritised. As parents, it is your duty to ensure the safety, health, and overall well-being of your children. From a legal perspective, the focus is on protecting the children’s rights and facilitating a relationship with both parents whenever possible.

Our team can assist you in creating a comprehensive child agreement that addresses key issues such as custody, access, residence, or contact. Ideally, parents can work together to create these agreements, but we understand that this may not always be the case. In situations where disputes arise, we can help you negotiate a resolution or work with the court to establish an order that determines where the children will live and how often they will spend time with each parent.

We understand that going through a separation or divorce can be an emotional and difficult time for everyone involved. Our experienced professionals will ensure that everyone important to you is cared for and that the best possible agreement is put in place. Don’t hesitate to contact us for expert guidance and support.

Do I Need A Lawyer To Get Divorced In Scotland?

When you are going through a divorce, having the support of a family law expert can make a significant difference. At Rooney Family Law, we understand that this can be a difficult time, and we are here to simplify the process for you. Our experienced solicitors can draft documents, fill out forms, and ensure that legal terms and structure are used correctly.

Even if you are seeking a simplified divorce, there are still good reasons to consult with a family lawyer. We can assist you in ensuring that all paperwork is legally binding, covering all financial agreements between the parties involved, as well as drafting agreements and dealing with property as part of the separation process.

It’s important to note that even if you and your partner are on good terms, legal challenges can quickly turn things sour. Seeking legal advice can help ensure that any agreements put in place are simple and robust, making it easier for everyone involved to understand. Our experienced family lawyers can guide you through this process, ensuring it is as smooth as possible.

If you’re looking to avoid a court battle, particularly when children are involved, we can help you manage this. It is crucial for the children involved that their parents maintain a positive relationship, as this can make a significant difference in how they cope with the situation. We offer out-of-court options such as mediation and negotiation, which can be highly effective. We can help you navigate this process, potentially saving you money in legal fees down the line.

At Rooney Family Law in Lanarkshire, we always provide clear and practical advice on all aspects of divorce and separation. Our goal is to avoid unnecessary court battles whenever possible. We have experience with both simple cases and higher net worth profile cases, and are well-suited to dealing with all financial and complex solutions to find the best outcome for your family separation.

Specialist Divorce Lawyers Lanarkshire

At Rooney Family Law, we understand that divorce can be a challenging time, especially when children, assets, and debts are involved. Our expert family lawyers can provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the complexities of separation. We have experience in handling various divorce cases, including:

  • Footballers and sport stars: We understand the unique challenges that public figures face when going through a divorce. Our lawyers can offer discreet and effective representation to protect your privacy and reputation while ensuring a fair resolution for all parties.
  • Self-employed and business owners: Divorces involving business interests or self-employment can be complex, but our lawyers have the knowledge and skills necessary to help you achieve a satisfactory outcome. We can assist with business valuations, property division, and other related issues.
  • Famous people and celebrities: High-profile divorces can attract significant media attention and public scrutiny. Our lawyers can help you maintain your privacy while ensuring that your legal rights and interests are protected.
  • High net-worth clients: Divorces involving significant assets, properties, or investments require careful consideration and planning. Our lawyers can help you navigate the financial complexities of divorce, including issues such as spousal maintenance, pensions, and tax implications.
  • Civil partnerships: Dissolving a civil partnership requires specialised legal knowledge and expertise. Our lawyers can provide you with the advice and representation you need to ensure a smooth and fair separation.

Divorce & Family Law Services

In Scotland, divorce is only granted if the marriage has irretrievably broken down, which can be attributed to any of the following grounds:

  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Adultery
  • Separation for over one year (with mutual consent)
  • Separation for over two years (without consent)


There are several types of divorce available that may not require the parties to provide reasons for the separation. For more information on each type of divorce, visit our website or consult with our legal experts to determine the best solution for your situation.

The quickest and most cost-effective option is the Simplified Divorce. This type of divorce is available if you have been separated for over a year and have no children under the age of 16. Before filing, 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.

Another option is the undefended Ordinary Divorce, which is suitable for couples with children under the age of 16 and no financial claims. This procedure is relatively straightforward and can be dealt with by a local sheriff court in approximately 10-12 weeks.

The divorce process is simpler if both parties can reach an agreement regarding the welfare of the children and the financial situation. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, mediation may be required before the case is decided by the courts.

To discuss any family law issue, you can contact us via message or call our helpline at 0800 779 7848. For more information on our legal services, please visit our legal pages below:

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