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Austin Lafferty, solicitors and estate agents in Glasgow, East Kilbride and Hamilton, provide legal advice to the businesses and individuals of Glasgow, East Kilbride, Hamilton and beyond. Get legal advice you can trust from Austin Lafferty. Below are details of our latest posts.
John Roberts

Humanist marriages are less likely to end in divorce, according to new Scottish statistics

New figures show that Scottish couples who get married in a non-religious ceremony have a greater chance of staying together than those who marry in a Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic or civil ceremony.

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John Roberts

Women Experience Financial Impact Following Divorce

Divorce can represent a significant roadblock to women achieving true financial security, according to a new study from the US.

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Austin Lafferty Legal Tips: Help! My neighbour has built a terrible fence without asking me

My neighbour has just erected a terrible-looking fence on our back garden boundary – without asking me. We both are owners, and I can’t see anything in our title deeds about the right to build a fence or wall or whatever between us.

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Laying Down the Law: 'Unfair' divorce settlement

I GOT married 20 years ago and I am now facing divorce. I had my own flat worth £29,000 before I got married. I am now being told I cannot claim this amount back in any settlement. The house we have just now would be sold and split 50/50. This seems totally unfair. I have two boys from a previous relationship and feel they are entitled to some compensation or something.

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Women More Likely to Blame Spouse for Divorce

A recent study from America has found that when it comes to failing marriages, women are more likely to blame their spouse than men, but are also more likely to move on without regrets.

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Laying Down the Law: Neighbour disputes over large gate. What do I do?

Our communal path leads to the neighbour’s back door, and they have erected a large gate with a bolt outside our door. We are really annoyed, and gave no permission for this obstacle. The neighbour says it is legal and for security purposes.

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Austin Lafferty

Reports Suggest No Prenuptial Agreement in Celebrity Divorce

The news that actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard are to divorce after only 15 months of marriage has been widely reported in the media.

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EU Protection for Domestic Violence Victims

New rules have been introduced to the EU that will give greater protection to victims of violence, and particularly victims of domestic violence and stalking.

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