Family Law

Essential reading for those affected by separation or divorce.

Family law is a sensitive area requiring solicitors who understand the impact of legal action on families. It requires solicitors who are caring, compassionate, and sensitive, as well as trustworthy. At DJP Solicitors...
Going through a divorce is never a pleasant thing. The proceedings can be made worse without the help of an experienced and compassionate lawyer. At DJP Solicitors, we want to be your divorce lawyers in Aberdeen....
As a specialist law firm with extensive experience in family law, DJP Solicitors knows how important it is to have proper legal representation in family matters. That is why we are proud to be among the leading...

Possibly. The courts have discretion on how to divide the assets and debts, although a guiding principle is that settlement orders made by the court have to be fair and reasonable. Unfortunately the law's reliance on courts using discretion based on "fairness" and "reasonableness" creates a...

There are a number of different orders which a court can make. The most common are:

Capital Sum

Apart from actually dissolving the marriage, the court can grant an order for a capital sum to be paid by one party to the other. This is usually meant as a "clean break...

The law allows a person to seek a financial settlement from their partner following a split. A court can make orders if necessary using a catalogue of complex rules laid out in legislation and developing case law in the courts.

One of the most important points that many people do not seem...

If all matters can be agreed, the parties need not bother with a disputed court action at all, instead obtaining a cheap and easy simplified divorce. No appearance in court is usually needed - it is basically a form-filling exercise rather than a court battle and is, unsurpisingly, the most...

A separation agreement is a legally binding contract, agreed on and signed by both parties on a voluntary basis, to resolve the issues surrounding a separation.

Separation agreements are usually drafted by solicitors. Although this is technically not required, in our experience matters...

It is possible to enter into a private separation agreement with your ex-partner if you both agree. Such agreements are the most common way of resolving the financial and property aspects of separations and allow the parties to keep well away from the divorce courts. Typically, they are much...

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