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Same-Sex Marriage in Scotland

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

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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My elderly mother has £20,000 savings but is receiving full state benefits. I have told her there may be a limit to the money she is allowed and he may be committing fraud each time she cashes her pension. I can't seem to get through that she should at least make inquiries about the position to stop her possibly digging a deeper hole.

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Divorce Can Impact on the Workplace

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

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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The Land and Buildings Transactions Tax (LBTT), which is to be introduced in Scotland from May 2015, will mean that homes bought for more than £250,000 will incur a ten per cent tax, whereas under George Osborne's new reform of Stamp Duty, home owners will only pay ten per cent on homes worth £925,001 or more.

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Slow, slow, quick quick, slow. 

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I was a bus passenger and was thrown from my seat when the driver swerved. He said a child had nearly run off the pavement into his path and he had no choice. Thankfully there was no-one knocked down, but I banged my head on the seat across the aisle when I was swung off my own seat. I have tried to make a claim but the bus company's insurance says it was not his fault.

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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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Laying Down the Law - Our row over will

Posted by on in Scottish Law

WHEN I went to collect my new car I noticed it had 100 miles on clock but the dealer maintained that was delivery mileage.

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