Separation and Divorce

Not all relationships last forever; if you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship or marriage then we can assist in providing sound and practical guidance regarding separation and divorce.

Our experienced team of family law specialists can provide you with sympathetic advice concerning financial matters including matrimonial property, how a fair division might be achieved, aliment or spousal support; in addition, arrangements for your children can also be discussed.

At Munro & Noble, we can take you through various alternatives to the traditional negotiation method, including mediation and collaboration – a new approach which can offer a better way to deal with a separation and get the best results possible for both parties.

Mary Nimmo of our Family Law team is a collaboratively trained lawyer.

Separation and divorce should not spell the end of your involvement and responsibility as a parent. It is rare for contact with one or both parents to be deemed not to be in the child’s best interests. Children require a degree of stability and continuity, especially if their family life is changing. In most circumstances they usually need care and support of both parents. This means both you and your former partner/spouse require to cooperate and to remain focused upon the interests of your child(ren). You must try to do this even in the most difficult circumstances. 

Click on this link to download a leaflet on Separation and Divorce.

Mary Nimmo : Senior Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution

Mary Nimmo

Senior Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution

Mary heads up our Court Department and advises clients in Litigation matters in both the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session. In particular she deals with Civil Court matters, personal injury and medical negligence cases along with an extensive range of other issues, including family law. She has been appointed as a Court Reporter and an advanced Collaborative Lawyer.
Laura McCarthy : Partner

Laura McCarthy


Laura graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with an Honours degree in 2003 and with a Diploma in Higher European Studies from The Haagsehogeschool, The Hague.  Laura completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Law in 2004 at The University of Sheffield before completing her traineeship and qualifying as a Solicitor in January 2008, practising as a Solicitor across the country. She joined Munro and Noble in 2017 and works within the Court Department.
James Noone : Partner

James Noone


James was born and raised in the central belt.  He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an LLB (hons) in 2010 before undertaking his Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow the following year. He has experience working within the Highland Council's Litigation and Advice department before joining Munro and Noble at the beginning of 2019.
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