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Divorce and Separation

Making the decision to get divorced is never easy. Along with the emotional and life-changing considerations, you also have to think about the legal process of getting divorced. Many couples separate for a long time before eventually making the decision to get divorced, and you may wish to have some security in separation by way of a separation agreement. The family law team here at The McKinstry Company can provide expert advice and assistance no matter what your family situation may be. We have helped many couples and families through a very difficult time and can help you today. For expert advice from our understanding solicitors, contact us today by calling 01292 281 711.

Divorce and Separation Lawyers Ayr, Girvan and Dumfries

Our divorce and separation solicitors can assist you with all elements of family law. From the legal process of getting divorced or separated to financial settlement and child matters, you can be confident of working with a team with your best interests in mind.

Separation

Separation can be a practical alternative to getting divorced right away. Where neither party are in a hurry to divorce, separation allows you to live separate lives without the involvement of the court and a lengthy procedure. Separation agreements can also set out the basis for your new arrangement, including financial or child matters. These agreements will also typically provide a straightforward pathway to divorce in due course. You may separate formally or informally, the only difference being that formal separation requires such an agreement. Our solicitors can advise you on all matters relation to separation.

Divorce

Regardless of whether you have spent time separated from your spouse, or you are ready to get divorced right away, our team will help guide you through the process with understanding and professionalism.

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Contact The McKinstry Company Divorce and Separation Solicitors

We understand the difficulties you might be facing both financially and personally when going through divorce or separation. Our lawyers aim to relieve some of the stress you are experiencing and give you confidence to move on with your life. We will make sure every detail is taken care of and strive for a favourable outcome for you and your family. To discuss your specific circumstances with our expert team, contact us today by calling 01292 281 711 or if you would rather contact one of our lawyers directly, please use the contact information below. We look forward to helping you.

Graeme McKinstry Chairman View Graeme's Profile

Graeme founded The McKinstry Company in 1984, after successfully negotiating an earn-out from his previous partnership. He has overseen the development and consolidation of the practice from a predominantly litigation based service, to a thriving High Street firm across several legal sectors. His primary role now is Chairman, undertaking strategic review and development, while holding the Partners to account.

Outside of McKinstry, Graeme has a Practice Management Consultancy where he focuses on management issues in small to medium sized legal firms. His business acumen and experience in the commercial world was recognised in 2015, when he was appointed President of Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In his spare time, Graeme can regularly be seen looking for his ball in the gorse of rough at Royal Troon or Turnberry Golf Course.

Robert Honeyman Partner View Robert's Profile

Robert is Head of our Litigation Department, where he oversees all contentious cases. His remit includes employment, contract disputes, commercial court work and all aspects of personal injury litigation. With extensive experience of handling cases in the Employment Tribunal, Sheriff Court and Court of Session, Robert was recognised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society of Scotland in 2010, as a Specialist in Personal Injury Litigation.

Having joined the firm in 1997, Robert is well respected among clients and peers, and is widely regarded as an organised, proactive and diligent litigator, who will go the extra mile to get the best results for his clients.

Robert is a keen golfer (although not reflected in his handicap) and enjoys running. He also supports a number of charitable and community projects, and is Past President of Largs Cronies Burns Club.

Colin Duck Solicitor View Colin's Profile

Colin is a member of our Litigation team experienced in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, specialising in particular in debt recovery, contract disputes, property litigation, employment law and family law. Colin joined us having worked in a similar role for a well-respected Glasgow Firm for 9 years followed by 18 months experiencing life in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Colin takes an honest and commercially sensible approach to dispute resolution, always keeping an eye on the bigger picture and the client’s end goal.

Previously a keen rugby player for Stewartry, Watsonians and West of Scotland, Colin played age-group rugby for Scotland, captained the West of Scotland first team to promotion in 2007 and later joined the committee however his age now dictates that he is restricted to coaching, touch rugby and not more than a couple of over-35 games per year. He also enjoys travelling and other sports including football, fishing and golf.

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