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

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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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The number of couples cohabiting in the United Kingdom has seen a marked increase in the last decade. In Scotland, the legal framework concerning rights of cohabitants on the ending of a relationship is dealt with in Sections 26 to …Continue reading

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The minimum contributions that employers and staff are to pay into automatic enrolment workplace pensions are to increase from 6 April 2019 (this does not apply to defined benefit pension schemes). From that date, the minimum employer contribution will be …Continue reading

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In a landmark vote in the Scottish Parliament in February 2018, the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (which promised to offer a tougher approach to the prosecution of domestic abuse in Scotland) was passed. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 received …Continue reading

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