Family Law

Family Law

When relationships break down it is a highly stressful time. Obtaining the right advice is important to ensure that you come out of this difficult time in your life, in the best way possible.

Here are some of the specific areas of Family Law which we regularly advise on:

  • Separation and Divorce
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabitation
  • Children contact and residence
  • Paternity
  • Parental Rights and Responsibilities
  • Grandparents rights to pursue contact
  • Separation Agreements


Whilst we have vast experience of representing clients at court on all family law related matters, we also recognise that many people will be hopeful of avoiding court where possible. In family matters we are skilled in identifying cases where arbitration may be of assistance and appreciate that in many family matters negotiation and mediation are tools to be used in reaching the best outcome for all involved.

Where court is however unavoidable we will represent your interests in those proceedings using our wealth of experience and knowledge of the family court system. At Basten Sneddon we can discuss different costs options with you in relation to our fees. We can identify whether or not you may be eligible for Legal Aid to assist with costs. If possible we may be able to offer a fixed fee option to give you peace of mind in terms of financial exposure.

If you are seeking advice on any aspect of family law call us on 01383 621144 Dunfermline, 01592 725130 Glenrothes or e mail us at