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Family Lawyers Giffnock, Southside

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When you are going through a change in your family life – whether that be separation, divorce or planning how to pass your family business onto the next generation – you may need the support of an experienced family law team to ensure all decisions are made in your and your loved ones’ best interests.

Claphams is a local law firm dedicated to providing long term legal advice and support to clients as they navigate complex and stressful changes in their lives. Our family lawyers understand the deeply personal nature of family law matters, which is why we always approach them with understanding, warmth and sensitivity.

If you are looking for legal advice relating to a change in your family life, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your circumstances with our team.

Claphams’ family law services

Our team of experienced family law solicitors provide a comprehensive service, which aims to protect your and your family’s welfare now and in the long term. In all cases, we endeavour to resolve the issues quickly and effectively, and to keep costs as low as possible.


If you and your spouse or civil partner are considering separation, it is sensible to create a separation agreement. This legally binding document formalises the decisions you and your ex-partner have made on important issues, such as support and living arrangements for your children, finances and shared property.

Our family law solicitors can support you in negotiations with your ex-partner, draw up the separation agreement and register it. We can also represent you if you wish to make a court application to change the agreement in future, as well as if you and your ex-partner decide to divorce further down the line.


Once you make the difficult decision to end your marriage, there are often more tough conversations and choices to follow. These concern arrangements for your children, money and property. When working through these matters with your ex-partner, the support of an experienced divorce lawyer is vital to ensure the outcome is fair and protects your and your children’s best interests.

Our divorce solicitors are aware of the difficulties, both practical and emotional, involved in ending a marriage. The legal process can be lengthy and complex; we take this burden off your shoulders by managing all the formal steps for you – from starting or responding to divorce proceedings to securing a positive settlement. Throughout, we provide sensitive support and practical advice, working hard to achieve an amicable, quick and low-cost conclusion.

High net worth divorce

There are additional concerns associated with high-value divorces, the obvious one being the considerable wealth involved. However, these cases can also attract media attention – making the protection of our client’s privacy and reputation vital – and can include business and international assets.

Claphams has extensive experience advising high net worth individuals who are going through a divorce. These cases often raise legally and commercially complex issues. We take a careful and thorough approach, ensuring all relevant assets are analysed and included, and all legal complexities are explained clearly and dealt with effectively. 

Family business

Those working in family-run businesses often have to make delicate decisions, including how best to pass on the management of the company to the next generation and whether to sell the family business. These situations must be dealt with carefully to balance the personal and commercial interests involved.

At Claphams, we combine our family law, commercial conveyancing and wills and estates experience to provide family business owners with a comprehensive service. We understand that no family or business is the same; we will take the time to understand your particular circumstances and concerns and provide bespoke legal advice and solutions.

Contact our Family Law Solicitors Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee, Eaglesham, Carmunnock, Stewarton, Southside Glasgow

To discuss your family law concerns with our team, contact Claphams Solicitors today by phoning us on 0141 620 0800 or make an online enquiry.

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