DIVORCE LAWYER IN SOUTHSIDE EDINBURGH

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CATH KARLIN FAMILY LAW

Accredited family law. Changing the way we divorce. Support and advice

Here at Cath Karlin Family Law, we can provide you with expert legal advice if you are currently undergoing a divorce. Whether you are in the middle of the process or thinking about your options, we are here to make the proceedings as painless as possible. As an experienced family law lawyer in Southside Edinburgh, she can give you some of the best legal advice in the country. With bespoke consultancy sessions, she can advise you on your options in a clear and concise manner. This makes Cath Karlin’s advice not only exceptional but also cost-effective. 

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Can you get divorced in Scotland?

Generally, most people who were married in the UK and live in Scotland will be able to get a divorce in Scotland. You can only get a divorce in Scotland if you:

  • Meet the residence rules – rules about where you live. These rules are complex and are available on the Scottish Courts website. 
  • Have a marriage that’s recognised as valid in the UK.
  • If you’re not sure if you meet the rules because you got married abroad or one of you lives abroad, Cath Karlin can also help with expatriate divorces.

WHEN YOU NEED ADVICE

Cath can help to put you on the right course.

If you choose Cath Karlin to represent you in your divorce proceedings, you can be sure that your voice will be heard and you will have support in every step of the process. She ensures that you get what you need from your divorce whilst not burning bridges between you and your partner. 

Here at Cath Karlin Family Law team in Southside, we ensure we provide a personalised service, with friendly and effective legal advice. Cath understands that it is a difficult time for all involved and understands that you will need support as well as legal advice. This will be taken into account and she will ensure that things happen at a pace that is manageable for you and that you aren’t rushed through proceedings. 

Having a divorce is a huge part of your life and we understand this. When divorcing you want to ensure that you finish the proceedings with a happier life, not just a good divorce settlement. Your wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and we want to make sure you have a respectful divorce. Due to this, we ensure that we develop long-lasting relationships with clients by putting in extra contact time with the client and their family. 

If you are going through a divorce in Southside Edinburgh and need legal advice, Cath Karlin is one of the most experienced lawyers in Edinburgh and will fight for you to get the divorce you deserve. Our team is based within central Edinburgh but we offer our services across all districts and the surrounding suburbs. If you need a fixed fee financial plan to get you through the divorce, you are in the right place.

Can you get Divorced in Scotland?

The general rule is that those who were married in the UK and live in Scotland will be able to get a divorce in Scotland. You can only get a divorce in Scotland if you:
  • Meet the residence rules, which are rules about where you live. These rules are complex and are available on the Scottish Court’s website.
  • Have a marriage that’s recognised as valid in the UK.
  • If you’re not sure if you meet the rules because you got married abroad or one of you lives abroad, Cath Karlin can also help with expatriate divorces.

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Divorce and Separation in Southside Edinburgh

A divorce is a huge moment in a families life and is never an easy decision. It is a life-changing decision that will have lasting effects for you and your family, both during the divorce proceedings and long after. It has been likened to a death in the family, as you both invest a large part of yourselves into making a marriage work. Be that a mental investment alongside the financial and physical ones. You often change your lifestyle to fit a relationship, giving up work and potentially moving away from family roots.

 

Like any death, you will need time to come to terms with the loss of your relationship. Stages of grief and loss are expected during and after a divorce. 

 

Like a death in the family, there are stages of loss and grief to deal with when undergoing a divorce. We at Cath Karlin Family Law understand the psychology behind this and allow you both the time and the support needed for you to tackle these big issues when you’re ready. People will process everything in varying timescales. If you have initiated the separation, you may be feeling a sense of relief as you are able to escape. For others, it can feel as if a sheet has been pulled from underneath them, leaving them in disbelief.

 

Our Southside family law team ensure that you stay on the right path by providing you with both emotional and legal support. Legal decisions are never made when you are in an emotionally vulnerable state, our team waits till both you and your partner are in the correct state of mind when making decisions about your family’s future. Even though your marital relationship will end after this, you will both still be connected after the event so we try and ensure relationships aren’t destroyed and family foundations remain solid. 

 

We believe in giving you as much control as possible, both in your divorce proceedings and in your life that follows. That is why we aim to keep divorces out of the court. This keeps you and your partner at the forefront of decisions made about your relationship rather than the court deciding for you. We want you to remain in power. Alongside this, you save a lot of money, time and emotional turmoil when avoiding court proceedings. This allows you more time and money to prepare for your new lives.

Personal and Credible Legal Advice

Make sure you divorce with confidence by hiring Cath Karlin. She is a hugely experienced and respected figure in family law, offering you sound peace of mind knowing you’re in safe hands. She has been at the forefront of family law in Edinburgh and the surrounding regions for over 25 years, bringing you the best quality service.

Cath gives you the best of both worlds, as she has vast experience in high profile cases from her law firm days as well as experience in more personal cases. Due to this, she understands that you need to have adequate face-yo-face time with clients and she ensures she delivers on this, unlike many larger firms. 

 
Separation agreement, divorce advice, court entitlement.

Cath Karlin is an experienced divorce lawyer, who can make sure you have a dignified divorce or separation. Make sure your divorce stays out of the courts and in your control. 

Does my child have a say. Grandparents rights, parenting plans, separation agreements

This can be one of the most delicate aspects of any divorce. Deciding the child’s residence and contact with another parent will be decided here as well as issues to do with child support and relocation. 

Assets my spouse has. Sharing spouse pension. Division of business assets

This will deal with the financial matters of divorce. This can range from monthly commitments, such as mortgages, utility bills and school fees to the division of assets and property. 

Experienced in all areas of family law. Scotland. Respectful and dignified divorce

Protect your assets and finances with prenuptial agreements. These are specific financial agreements to be applied in the event of cohabitation agreements are for when cohabiting couples separate. 

Scotland divorce. Extensive Expatriate practice. International law advice

With Edinburgh being an international city, expatriate separation is a very common occurrence. Here Cath advises you on your rights and what happens with your residency status. 

Enforce a surrogacy agreement, UK and international surrogacy law. Parental rights

Surrogacy agreements deal with issues that arise when parties decide to use a surrogate mother to have a child. It looks at who has parental rights over a child that is not biologically theirs.