We are living in a worrying time as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and affect our community and everyday lives. The true impact of the virus is not yet known in terms of our health and wellbeing and that of our loved ones. As if this wasn’t enough, coronavirus is also having a significant effect on our economy and our jobs.
When is a child a qualifying child and so within the jurisdiction of the Child Maintenance Service?
We review a statue of the Child Support Act 1991 and remark on the difficulty for lawyers in interpreting Parliament’s intentions when the words don’t make sense.
Lesley Gordon discusses the decline in the number of sperm donors, the change in the anonymity rule in the UK, and the related legal issues.
With Scots increasingly holidaying abroad we discuss a few example scenarios illustrating how international family law is a rapidly growing area of practice.
It can come as a surprise to some people that when the Child Support Agency/Child Maintenance Service tries to enforce their calculation against an individual through the court, then no-one – not even the sheriff – is allowed to challenge the accuracy of the maintenance calculation, despite the long history of child support calculations being inaccurate.
Shared care and Child Support and Maintenance: It is not generally realised that there are child support implications of an equal shared care regime.
Steve Webb, the Minister in charge of child support announced the introduction of charges to child support applications. The information given was wrong.
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.