When parents separate there is usually an obligation owed by one parent to pay child support to the other parent who is the “main carer” for the child or children of their relationship. The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is frequently …Continue reading
The Scottish Government recently released their official statistics for domestic abuse reported by the police in Scotland in 2017/18. These statistics show some interesting facts: The levels of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland have remained relatively stable …Continue reading
Scottish Adoption Week is taking place this year from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 November 2018. Adoption UK and Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland have been chosen by the Scottish Government to coordinate a series of events. Adoption has evolved in Scotland …Continue reading
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
My colleague, Nicola Kerr blogged previously on the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and …Continue reading
Islamic marriage and divorce in Scotland; will the English decision of Akhter v Khan change the position?
The UK Government recently published it paper containing the plans for Family Law in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It contained no surprises, but we at least now have clarity on the implications of a no-deal Brexit for family …Continue reading
The long running debate on what form the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and EU will take reached a new stage with the publication of the UK Government’s White Paper on “The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the …Continue reading