Parents who have separated can, understandably, often find it very difficult to come to an agreement about the care arrangements for their children. So what happens if they simply cannot agree? Do they have to end up in an acrimonious court battle?
Children and Family
Solicitor Brittany Thomas reminds those thinking of separation and divorce that the BTO Family Law team continue to work remotely and have everything in place to assist clients even during lockdown.
Marking National Fertility Week our colleagues in the BTO employment team summarise some of the key employment rights and guidance relating to fertility in the workplace.
Next up in our Fertility Week 2020 Series, we are joined by our colleagues in the BTO Personal team who look at a recent case which found its way into the Scottish Courts involving the use of people’s gametes after their death. They also highlight the importance of having a suitable and robust Will in place if you are going through fertility treatment.
National Fertility Week 2020: Beverley Addison, a specialist in Fertility Law in Scotland, looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the fertility sector in Scotland, and what the next few months might look like.
This week is National Fertility Week 2020. Run annually by Fertility Network UK, Fertility Week sheds a spotlight on the fertility sector and the struggles faced by those going through their fertility journey.
Today is National Teachers’ Day, and never before has it been so important to acknowledge and appreciate everything that teachers do for our children and young people here in Scotland. Today on the blog we are providing some of our top tips for teachers to help deal with separated parents. [Read more…] about Tips for Teachers dealing with Separated Parents – National Teachers Day 2020
With Grandparent’s Day this Sunday, 4 October 2020, we thought it was the perfect time to discuss grandparent’s rights to contact with their grandchildren.
Over time families change and evolve. One example of this is when a parent forms a new relationship after separating from their child’s other parent. This results in different types of family structures which are referred to as blended families.
With many parents and children living in blended families, a question that will often arise is whether legal steps should be taken by a step parent to adopt the child of their partner/spouse or civil partner. [Read more…] about Step Parent Adoption