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Family Law and Divorce

Same-Sex Marriage in Scotland

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On the 16th December it became possible for couples in a civil partnership in Scotland to get married. Additional provisions of the Marriage and Civil Partnership Act mean that same-sex couples who are not already in a civil partnership will be able to get married from 31st December.

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Divorce Can Impact on the Workplace

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Divorce and separation don't just take their toll emotionally and financially, but can also have a negative impact on an individual's working life, according to a recent survey.

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Almost 40% of UK children born at the turn of the century lived through at least one change in their parents’ relationship status in their first 11 years – up from just 10% in 1969, a new study has found.

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New Crackdown on Domestic Abuse

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A six month trial of Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse, also known as ‘Clare’s Law’, began in Ayrshire and Aberdeen on the 25th November 2014.

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There has been a rise in the incidence of divorce in the over 60 age group, according to a new report from think tank, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).  The report raises a number of concerns over the potentially negative health and money repercussions of this trend.

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The UK Government has announced new measures that will mean that separated parents who fail to contribute financially to the upbringing of their children could face damaging their credit rating.

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Divorce statistics may be falling, but seeking advice before and during marriage is still wise

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There is a shortage of adopters coming forward to adopt siblings in Scotland, which is a real cause for concern because over half (53%) of all children for whom families are being sought in Scotland are part of a sibling group.

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