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Frequently asked questions, answered

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My spouse/partner and I have separated and I need advice about divorce - how much will it cost to consult a solicitor?

We do not offer Legal Aid for this type of work and charge on an hourly rate basis. Please contact our Litigation team to arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors, who can advise you of the costs you might expect to incur.

My spouse/partner and I have separated and we have agreed on dividing our assets.  Do we need to consult different solicitors?

Yes. Even where agreement has been reached, both parties require independent advice on the terms of the agreement. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

My spouse/partner and I have separated and they are refusing to let me see my children - can The McKinstry Company help?

Yes. We have experience in dealing with all types of disputes relating to residence and contact to children. Please contact our Litigation team to arrange an appointment.

I have purchased a property with my partner but we are not married and I contributed to the deposit - will I be able to get that money back if we separate?

Agreements protecting the assets of one party to a relationship are increasingly common and can be drafted to meet your specific needs. Please contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors, who can advise you of the options available to protect your interests.

Ayr Sandgate

Queen’s Court House
39 Sandgate
Ayr, Ayrshire
KA7 1BE

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Girvan

146-148 Dalrymple Street
Girvan, Ayrshire
KA26 9BQ

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  • Robert was very supportive.

    M Carruthers, Kilmarnock.
  • Great, Rebecca was very pleasant to deal with and went out of her way to help with our case

    S Everett, Kilbarchan
  • The solicitor / paralegal I was dealing with was very professional and performed to a high standard. I was very impressed.

    B Ferguson, Methil
  • Local firm, word of mouth good reports.

    K Rooney, Glasgow
  • All queries were dealt with in a prompt and professional manner and I was kept informed of progress as events developed. Thank you very much for making a difficult situation much easier to deal with.

    Mrs McG, Ayr
  • Communication via telephone and email was regular, prompt and comprehensive. All queries and questions were answered with no delays or problems. My experience with the McKinstry Company was pleasant and smooth.

    Mr McK, Ayr
  • My family and I received excellent service from everyone with whom we had contact. The service was of the highest standard and, as I have in the past, I will continue to recommend the company to anyone seeking legal assistance.

    Mrs S, Ayr
  • All emails and calls were dealt with promptly. Very impressed. Very very pleased with service.

    Mr and Mrs H, Hull
  • I enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Very professional.

    Mrs A, Ayr
  • Mr Honeyman was very professional and knowledgeable which made us feel reassured. Very happy with the service and if I needed a solicitor again I would get in touch.

    Mr B, Ardrossan
  • Prompt quick efficient communication.

    Mrs K, Cumnock
  • Ease of making appointments and timescale for completion of business all good.

    Mr & Mrs T, Maybole
  • Gave reassurance and comfort at a stressful time. I felt ten times better after our first meeting and support provided ultimately exceeded my desired outcome.

    Mr N, Saltcoats
  • The supportive way that the advice was provided along with the willingness to fit appointments in with our requirements

    Mr R, Ayr
  • The whole process was handled with upmost professionalism throughout.

    Mr McN, Kilwinning