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“No-fault” legislation to reform divorce law in England and Wales

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The structure of families has changed significantly over the last few decades. Whilst couples continue to move in together and have children, fewer are deciding, as Beyonce would say, to ‘put a ring on it’. According to the Office of …Continue reading

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In any court action which considers children, it is recognised that an important part of the proceedings is to determine the views of the child. The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 states that a child of 12 years or more is …Continue reading

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Extensive research shows that ongoing conflict following a couple’s separation has serious negative effects on not only the couple themselves as individuals, but also on their children. The UK Government have this week announced that there will be a radical …Continue reading

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In the ever changing online world, a new word is becoming more commonly used. That word is “sharenting”.  It refers to the increasing trend for parents to share photographs of their offspring on social media.  For the most part, the …Continue reading

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Although the UK and the EU have agreed on a Brexit extension, a no-deal exit on 12 April remains a possibility. A no-deal Brexit is expected to have significant impact on all areas of life, including family law. The areas …Continue reading

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It is a sad fact of life that relationship breakdown affects people in all walks of life. However, the sorts of issues that can arise for farming families are, to an extent, unique and can often add an extra layer …Continue reading

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April is stress awareness month. Divorce is one of the most stressful times in peoples’ lives, and although there is no magic formula to take away the stress of divorce and separation, there are certain things people can do to …Continue reading

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Myths and Misconceptions surrounding Divorce Lawyers If you have separated from your husband or wife, you may be tempted to try to resolve the financial issues arising out of the separation without involving lawyers. A lot of people presume that …Continue reading

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We are presently in the middle of Kinship Care Week in Scotland. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of “forgotten families” and the work that kinship carers do for children that they look after. Kinship care involves …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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