This time of year, during the festive period, can often be particularly difficult for parents who are separated. The prospect of not spending the whole of your child’s Christmas celebrations with them can be daunting and highly emotional. This can understandably lead to tension between you and your ex-partner. In order to minimise the acrimony your child is exposed to when they are moving between their parents, we have noted some useful guidance, which may be of assistance where cases involve direct handover, below:
Child Residence and Custody
Last week the Scottish Parliament unanimously passed the Children (Scotland) Bill. The Bill will now become law, bringing with it some of the most significant changes to the family court system in almost 15 years. [Read more…] about Everything you need to know about the new Children (Scotland) Bill
When relationships between parents break down, it is not uncommon for the parent with whom the child resides, to want to relocate elsewhere.
Attending Families Need Father’s Scotland meetings on a regular basis clearly highlights that there are still issues surrounding father’s involvement with their children post separation in Scotland. [Read more…] about Families Need Fathers…as well as Mothers
As family lawyers, if Dr Foster shows us one thing then it is exactly how you do not co-parent children following on from a separation.
The Supreme Court has made what could be a far reaching decision in relation to the establishment of the habitual residence of a child.
We discuss the media reporting of the custody battle between Madonna and Guy Ritchie and the limits of the courts when the child is a teenager with a free will.
Christmas can be a real problem for the separated / divorced. Family Lawyer Lesley Gordon gives advice on what children need for a Happy Family Christmas.
With Scots increasingly holidaying abroad we discuss a few example scenarios illustrating how international family law is a rapidly growing area of practice.
Shared care and Child Support and Maintenance: It is not generally realised that there are child support implications of an equal shared care regime.