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Advice on planning a divorce in Scotland

January regularly sees a spike in the number of couples seeking a divorce in Scotland. This can be for a number of reasons.

It may be that the stress of Christmas tips people over the edge after having been considering divorce for some time. Some may want to get Christmas over with if there are children in the relationship. Or spending a stressful time together with in-laws and in bad weather might just be what some people need to finally realise divorce is the only answer. 

It’s very rare that Christmas is the only reason that couples want divorces. Rather, it is the time of year that pushes people to divorce, and the new year is seen as an opportunity for a clean break.

It isn’t an easy decision to make. Speak to us at the East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau and we can help get you on the right path.

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How we can help with divorce advice

Divorce legal advice in Scotland is best sought through a solicitor. What advice you get will depend on factors such as if you own property together or have children. However knowing where to start even finding a solicitor can be a tough task. 

EDCAB can help point you in the right direction. We are unable to give out legal advice ourselves – that’s what solicitors are for – but we have a good knowledge of those in the area. This means we can help ensure you find the right solicitor quickly. 

When should you seek advice?

Once you are sure you want to begin divorce proceedings, you should speak to us as soon as possible. This is because depending on your situation, a divorce can be complicated.

For example, if you are a homeowner, you will need to agree on what to do with the house, and this may mean you need to find new housing. If you need temporary housing, we can put you in touch with appropriate housing authorities. If you share finances with your partner, then these will need to be separated in an agreed way. We can help you find someone who can assist you.

It’s also important to look after your health and wellbeing during this time. It is a stressful experience and can take some time to complete. We can help advise you on how to look after yourself throughout divorce proceedings.

Citizens Advice divorce guidance can also explain how the legal system works in Scotland. It can be complicated to understand where everyone stands in a divorce. But we can help lay out exactly what is required for you to do, and what happens in divorce proceedings in Scotland. We can also help guide you when it comes to approximate costs, and put you in touch with a financial advisor if you need one. 

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Make your first call to us and we can help get things started. You can book an appointment online for free, confidential advice about your divorce in Scotland. So this way we can help guide you towards the correct legal advice that you need. 

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