Yesterday, the Scottish Law Commission (“the SLC”) published its eagerly awaited (in legal circles anyway!) Report on Cohabitation. As anticipated, the report recommends fairly significant reforms to the law relating to cohabitants’ claims on separation. Here, some of those recommendations are highlighted.
The Scottish Law Commission has launched a consultation seeking views on whether the law of cohabitation should be reformed.
The Supreme Court has made what could be a far reaching decision in relation to the establishment of the habitual residence of a child.
It has long been the case that the Catholic Church has been opposed to divorced Catholics taking communion or re-marrying in a religious ceremony. The exception to this is if the original marriage is annulled.
We look at Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s family set up & discuss research into the outcomes of children whose parents cohabit vs those whose parents are married.
We discuss the changing attitudes to domestic abuse and the range of remedies available to Family Lawyers to assist not just spouses, but partners and ex partners.
With the shocking news that 1400 children are thought to have been abused in Rotherham we discuss Scotland’s systems – can they prevent a similar scandal here?
Your Divorce and Bankruptcy questions answered – Find out about the impact bankruptcy has on divorcing couples and where you stand financially.
Separating parents and their contact arrangements with their children are important to consider. Should children have overnight contact with “absent” parents?
You can’t be with your children 24/7, so what happens when other people are looking after them? And what rights have you to take decisions about someone else’s child who happens to be with you?