Family Law

The Family Law Department is led by Anne Guthrie, one of our senior partners, who has many years of experience in dealing with all aspects of family law and who is a member of the Family Law Association.

We can provide advice and guidance in respect of all aspects of this complex area of law including:

  • divorce
  • dissolution of civil partnership
  • pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • separation
  • child related issues including Referrals to the Children's Panel
  • adoption
  • child abduction

John Henderson & Sons recognise the importance of dealing with all aspects of family law in a sensitive manner whilst recognising that it is important that matters are progressed swiftly to reduce the trauma involved in the breakdown of a relationship or issues relating to children.

It is recognised that it is preferable for matters to be resolved without recourse to litigation and in the first instance we will endeavour to resolve matters by negotiation. On the rare occasions when it is not possible for matters to be resolved in this manner the Family Law Department has considerable experience in conducting contested matters in relation to divorce, the breakdown of cohabiting relationships and issues of residence and contact following separation.