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Recent blog posts

A person’s romantic past can affect their chances of having a happy and successful marriage, according to a recent study from America.

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MY husband divorced me on grounds of my unreasonable behaviour. I did not contest it as I still loved him and wanted to avoid a fuss. We agreed verbally that he would buy me out of the house or I would buy him out but it has not proceeded. He lives in the house and I in effect have nothing.

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Austin is looking forward to the Great Scottish Run in October, a half marathon taking in Glasgow's most famous sights. There's just the small matter of seven weeks of training and crossing the Kingston Bridge on foot to surmount...

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A recent publication from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) has given an interesting insight into Scottish demographic trends, as well as revealing statistics relating to births, marriages, adoptions and civil partnerships in Scotland.

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This week, Austin is prompted by some kitchen-sink fatalism to write on matters of age. He still feels young at heart though, as he prepares for yet more long-distance races.

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I left my car in a car park and returned to find it scratched. A man gave me the registration details of the vehicle that caused the scratch. Can I get the driver's details from the DVLA?

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The last of a series of radical changes to the child maintenance system came into effect on 11th August 2014.

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Earlier this week, Glasgow Caledonian University hosted an independence referendum debate, with Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill and Advocate General Lord Wallace.

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190 lawyers and other interested parties gathered at Glasgow Caledonian University last night, for a debate on the Independence Referendum

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scottish Housing Commission has published a report making recommendations for encouraging a rethink of housing in Scotland to tackle the housing crisis.

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How can I stop my ex using my address? My ex-partner applied for a store card using my address, as I received it through the post.

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A recent survey from America has looked into the reasons why families can be reluctant to discuss the subject of inheritance.  

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I am being bullied by neighbours when I'm at home alone.  They are making up stories about me, then phoning the police who are quite willing to believe them and charge me. I have no witnesses to verify this. How can I make it stop, apart from moving. How can I make the police believe that my neighbours are wasting their time?

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Austin visits Chicago and finds a city which caters perfectly for those of a sporty disposition.

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In America, research has shown that couples who have daughters are more likely to divorce than couples who have sons, and some analysts have taken this to mean that daughters are a greater a cause of divorce.

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Can you tell me what the legal position would be if my son was simply to offer to sign the house over to his ex-wife and walk away from their relationship and home?

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Summer is well and truly here and in turn, my July jogging regime commences. Read the latest entries in my Evening Times column as I share the lessons that exercise has taught me on the importance of mental attitude; and the effect that aging has had not only on my running, but on my determination.  

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A report has called on the next UK Government to tackle the problem of family breakdown and what it describes as a growing culture of “disposable dads”.

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Our car broke down and the garage picked it up.

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In part one of this blog series, we explained that the Scottish Government has now set out its plan for implementing the Children and Young (Scotland) People Act 2014, which covers areas relating to the wellbeing of both children and young people in Scotland.

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