Family Law

Sympathetic guidance and support when a relationship breaks down

Family Law

At Stronachs, our solicitors pride themselves on providing sensitive, practical counsel when clients seek our advice as they go through a divorce or separation.

Our understanding and experience of assisting clients seeking a favourable outcome, while managing the issues and difficulties which arise during a relationship breakdown, can help to reduce the impact of the real distress they may be feeling.

Our priority is to assist all parties in the negotiation of separation agreements and, if this is not effective, we can offer our experience of conducting contested divorce actions in the courts on behalf of our clients.

Our team also offers advice on other matters including the dissolution of civil partnerships, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, child support, adoption, guardianship and residence/contact orders.

For those with business interests which are shared as part of a family agreement, we have the in-depth knowledge of company and partnership law needed to negotiate the division of assets and financial arrangements involved.

Stronachs family law services offer a fixed-fee initial consultation


Pre-nuptial agreements

Child and family court proceedings

Personal financial management


Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Michelle Sharp

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution
T: 01224 845 932
M: 07884 658 464

Colin Sandilands

Partner, Head of Inverness Office
T: 01463 663 389
M: 07794 335 950

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Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024

October 23, 2023

The 2024 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both.  The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.

CPI Award – Deborah Law

August 28, 2023

Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.

Promotions June 2023

June 1, 2023

On 1 June 2023 Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, announced a number of internal promotions. 

Neil Forbes, on behalf of the Board, said:

“We are very pleased to announce that Kirsten Anderson of our private client team and Callum Armstrong of our corporate team have been assumed as Partners.  Both joined Stronachs as trainees and it is testament to their ability and commitment to the firm and its clients that they have achieved partnership at this stage of their career.