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.
Separation and Divorce
BTO Family Law partner Lesley Gordon provides some clarity to the subject of family businesses and divorce.
The breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership can often bring with it some nasty surprises. This applies equally to your finances as it does to other aspects of your relationship.
St Andrews Day is today and whilst it has got us feeling somewhat patriotic, it has also got us thinking about the differences between Scotland and England & Wales. One such difference is the starkly contrasting legal systems that are at play, particularly when it comes to Family Law.
If you and your spouse are considering separating, you will no doubt be thinking about your future finances. This can cause a lot of anxiety particularly if you have been financially dependent on your partner over the course of your marriage and you may be concerned about how you will support yourself going forward.
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
The case of Mr and Mrs Villiers has reached a conclusion this week in the Supreme Court, with Mrs Villiers ultimately victorious as Mr Villiers failed to win his appeal. For the implications of this to be clear, it is helpful to look at all of the facts of the case in the first instance. [Read more…] about Villiers v Villiers – a clear decision issued, but for how long?
I don’t want to mention the “C” word. However, the reality is that I have to. Coming into week 5 (I think?!) of lockdown the impact of the virus is becoming abundantly clear. The immediate implications including domestic abuse, surrogacy, compliance with court orders and maintenance orders have all been covered by my colleagues. My thoughts now turn to settlement of financial claims.
If you have ever received an inheritance or gift you will be well aware that these items can very often hold great sentimental value. However, not only can they hold a place in our hearts, these items can also hold significant economic value. [Read more…] about Inheritance, Gifts and Divorce – what you need to know
With the financial year end looming, finances and tax are hot topics on everyone’s mind at the moment. If you are separating, your divorce may be the last thing you think has year-end consequences, but if you are considering transferring assets between you then it is important that you seek professional advice before the year end on 5 April 2019.