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All posts by: Lisa Reilly

All posts by Lisa Reilly:

A court in Australia has ruled that a sperm donor is the legal father of a child because he was involved in her life. The brief facts of the case are as follows- Robert Masson and Susan Parsons agreed to …Continue reading

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It is perhaps now well known in Scotland that, in the context of divorce proceedings the court will generally not take the conduct of one spouse into account when dividing up matrimonial property between the parties. However, the exception to …Continue reading

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The different approaches adopted by judges north and south of the border to the thorny issue of how much maintenance a spouse (usually but not exclusively the wife) should be paid post divorce has been discussed previously in my colleagues’ …Continue reading

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When parents have to go to court to sort out arrangements for their children, it is usually because all other options have failed. Such disputes can be highly acrimonious and unfortunately obtaining a court order for contact so that one …Continue reading

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Nathan Sparling, a 27 year old charity worker from Edinburgh has brought the spectre of adult adoption to the attention of the media. He is  campaigning for the law on adoption to be changed to allow individuals over the age …Continue reading

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A recent decision from the Supreme Court has sparked debate on the practice of English Courts awarding indefinite maintenance to spouses on divorce. Mr and Mrs Mills divorced in 2002. Mrs Mills was awarded a lump sum of £230,000 and …Continue reading

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