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1. All ex-wives get maintenance. A former wife may still receive maintenance for any children of the marriage, if they are living with her, but maintenance for former spouses is not that common in Scotland. 2. The mother will almost …Continue reading

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Grandparents have no automatic right to contact with their grandchildren. In certain circumstances, however, the courts will recognise the important role that grandparents have to play in their grandchildren’s lives and the links that they can help maintain with that …Continue reading

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There is no minimum age set by law for someone to be able to babysit, nor is there a minimum age when children can be left on their own. However, if the child being left alone or the baby sitter …Continue reading

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The EU is at times criticised for making regulations that complicate something that was previously straightforward. However, as part of its agenda to increase free movement amongst the EU states, the EU is attempting to simplify the domestic laws that …Continue reading

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Whilst divorcing expats will have the same priorities as couples divorcing in the UK (the best financial settlement and an arrangement for the children that keeps everyone happy), the fact they are living abroad means there will often be further, …Continue reading

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English court orders are not automatically enforceable in Scotland. They usually have to be registered here, before they can then be enforced. Maintenance The Maintenance Orders Act 1950 remains the principal method of enforcing English maintenance awards in Scotland. If …Continue reading

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The Scottish Government recently released statistics for divorces in Scotland in 2012-13, giving us a further insight into the way Scotland is divorcing in the 21st century. Although there was a spike in the number of divorces between 2006 and …Continue reading

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There are various alternatives to court to resolve your differences when a relationship breaks down. Early professional guidance is essential to help you choose the best option for you. What are the choices? Reach agreement directly This can work for …Continue reading

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Choose your lawyer carefully. Speak to them before you engage them. Ask about their charge out rates, but more importantly ask them how they would approach your case. If they want to fight and argue over every small point; that …Continue reading

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Whilst a claim for cohabitant’s rights upon separation must be made within 12 months of the separation, a cohabitant’s claim on death must be brought within 6 months of death. The time limits for bringing a claim as a result …Continue reading

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