How will the new laws on Forced Marriage effect those they are designed to protect? We discusses the implications for victims.
We discuss International Missing Children’s Day, recognised round the world as a day to focus attention on the issue of international child abduction.
International or overseas Adoption is not always the seemingly glamorous high profile event that we might associate with Madonna or Brangelina. Very often the desire to adopt from abroad comes from members of the child’s extended family living in the UK.
A recent English case has highlighted the importance of families obtaining proper legal advice when considering surrogacy arrangements.
One of the less well known provisions of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill is an increase in the level of aliment that can be claimed under the new Simple Procedure.
We discuss a recent EUAFR report on domestic violence and look at how the laws in Scotland deal with this problem.
There are special rules when it comes to changing the name of a child’s birth certificate. We discuss how the courts view this issue.
If parties have had independent advice (as they always should) then it is very likely that the Scottish Court will respect the prenups and enforce their terms.
Grandparents have no Automatic Parental Responsibilities and Rights at all, and this comes as a surprise to some, however they can ask the court for an order for parental responsibilities and rights.
We discuss the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 which abolished common law marriage and its impact on cohabiting couples.